September 16, 2019
Another Striking Building to Rise in NoMad
SWA Architecture has designed a dynamic building, which will make a significant impact on its relatively small lot at 7-9 East 30th Street. The façade of the building features a mixed-material curtain wall comprised of glass and gray metal cladding that undulates as it moves up its 23 floors. The theme is angular. At street level, a sharp angular shape accentuates the entrance and the angular theme is repeated in the first eight floors. The necessary setback is visually diminished and enlivened by a change in the design shapes that bend in a series of balconies and irregular bars of windows widen at each successive level. The whole is unified by the use of consistent metal cladding and pyramid shape that hold the full height of the 23 floors together visually.
The latest development should provide a striking presence on the block, which is seeing a good deal of development, by some great architectural firms, including the 55-story Vinoly condominium nearing completion on the corner of Fifth and 15 East 30th Street, a deco-inspired design by Handel Architects, which recently topped out over NoMad at the block’s corner on Madison Avenue.
7-9 East 30th Street will feature 54 residential units and associated amenity spaces above 2,142 square feet of ground-level retail. The building will stand 227 feet tall and comprise 41,992-square-feet.
The developers, Castellan Real Estate Partners, have been involved in the site for some time. The deed for 9 East 30th Street was purchased by The NYC Partnership Housing Development fund and later transferred to Castellan for $10 million in 2015 and 7 East was purchased for 10.1 million in 2016. The company had originally planned to build a smaller building on the 9 East 30th Street plot but expanded their plans to include the adjoining site.
The scope of amenities has not been unconfirmed, but illustrations suggest the building will have a rooftop terrace and what appears to be an interior lounge.