It has been a busy few weeks for NoMad architecture and construction news. Last month, we reported on the change of plans for 3 West 29th Street. The site is getting a much anticipated new commercial office tower from star architect Bjarke Ingels, replacing earlier plans for a 64-floor, 830-foot tall residential condominium that had been designed by Moshe Safdie.
Now, an even more dramatic addition to 29th Street is in the works. As reported by Curbed, a towering 1,009-foot skyscraper is set to rise at 262 Fifth Avenue, just across the street from Marble Collegiate Church. This will be NoMad’s first supertall and a noticeable addition to the New York City skyline. In fact, the skyscraper will be the tallest building between One World Trade and the Empire State Building.
Designed by the Moscow-based firm Meganom, the building will include retail space on the first two floors as well as 41 roomy condominiums, expected to average over 3,000 square feet. Also, note the incredible observation deck included in the renderings, which is sure to become a exclusive new vantage point for the city.
There is no completion date announced but the excavation work is expected to begin soon. At Experience NoMad, we will be sure to pass along any new information that emerges on this spectacular new project for our neighborhood.