262 Fifth Avenue Quickly Rises Over NoMad, Manhattan

Construction is quickly taking shape on 262 Fifth Avenue, a 54-story residential skyscraper in NoMad, Manhattan. Designed by Meganom with SLCE Architects as the executive architect and developed by Boris Kuzinez of Five Points Development under the Five Points 262 Project LLC, the 860-foot-tall structure will yield 41 condominium units. GEA Consulting Engineers are the MEP engineer of record, and CM & Associates Construction Management is the general contractor for the property, which is located at the southwest corner of Fifth Avenue and West 29th Street.

The reinforced concrete superstructure has nearly doubled in height since our last update in late February, surpassing the parapets of its neighbors. A concrete line pump has been placed at the top of the building to aid in the pouring of subsequent floors, and additional scaffolding and safety netting now covers all four sides of the upper levels. Based on the pace of progress, construction could potentially top out by early 2024.

The below close-up shot details the subtle cantilever on the southern elevation that extends the massing over top of its neighbor at 260 Fifth Avenue.

The building is rising with a narrow column along the edge of the floor plates on the northern elevation. This is a departure from the renderings, which depict this side with uninterrupted floor-to-ceiling windows lining the living spaces. We can also see the inward-chamfered corners in the superstructure that will frame the glass curtain wall.

Despite its slender profile, 262 Fifth Avenue will make a significant impact on the skyline, particularly when viewed from the south within the pedestrian plaza by the Flatiron Building and Madison Square Park. This spot had long offered a prime vantage point of the Empire State Building, which will eventually be obscured by the new skyscraper. The following photo shows the superstructure already rising into view above the treetops of the park.