July 9, 2020
Construction Resumes and Excitement Fills the Air in NoMad
New York City is carefully reopening and the sounds of building have never been more welcome. As NoMad construction begins to hum again, it’s encouraging to see two noteworthy projects progressing toward completion.
Madison House and Rose Hill are soon-to-be-finished residential towers that will integrate new architectural expressions into the fabric of Nomad. The area has become one of Manhattan’s most desirable neighborhoods with more and more people wanting to live and work here. This interest and energy has fostered many diverse commercial and residential developments of note.
Several of these have interesting designs by leading architects and are exciting additions to the standout collection of buildings built in NoMad over the past one hundred plus years.
15 East 30th Street /126 Madison Avenue
Yimby is reporting that the final touches are being placed on Madison House in NoMad. It is our neighborhood’s tallest structure. A site visit shows that the exterior fenestration is complete. All that remains to complete is the installation of the curtain wall at the base, including work on its ground floor retail space, and stunning entryway.
The building’s unique 10-cornered design incorporates thoughtful architectural details, including etched panels in-between the building’s floor-to-ceiling windows.
Though a completion date has yet to be announced, it’s clear that the project is well on its way to being finished and sales of it 199 units began in October of 2019.
Crain’s New York Business reports that four luxury units in Madison House have gone to contract in the past month. As a testament to the value of NoMad, all four units sold at market price – none were discounted. For more details, read Natalie Sachmechi’s Crain’s article here.
The 62-story tower situated between Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue is developed by Fosun Group and JD Carlisle, and was designed by Handel Architects.
30 East 29th Street
Yimby reports that the Rose Hill tower curtain wall is reaching completion. A site visit finds workers continuing to construct the podium section of the Art Deco-inspired building, while the structure’s distinctive crown is in the process of getting its final touches.
The building’s grand entrance with dramatic “Gotham City” up-lighting, its expansive terraces, and its multiple setbacks provide a unique and glamorous base to anchor the Deco-inspired tower. With extraordinary views of the Manhattan cityscape in all directions, Rose Hill itself is an exciting architectural addition to Manhattan’s NoMad skyline.
The 45-story tower between Madison Avenue and Park Avenue South is developed by Rockefeller Group and design by CetraRuddy Architecture. It’s projected for completion in January 2021, and sales started in early February of this year.
Few things telegraph the excitement and vitality of New York City more than its ever-evolving skyline. The realization of buildings like Rose Hill and Madison House help to fuel the optimism and dynamism that are at the core of the Big Apple.