262 Fifth Avenue Residential Supertall Begins Ascent in NoMad, Manhattan

At number eight on on our year-end countdown of the tallest buildings underway in New York is 262 Fifth Avenue, a 1,000-foot-tall residential supertall 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 54-story skyscraper will yield 41 condominium units and 11,000 square feet of retail space on the first two floors. WSP is the structural and M.E.P. engineer 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.

At the time of our last update in early August, work was still progressing below grade on the foundations. Recent photos show the reinforced concrete core currently standing three stories above street level with an array of rebar protruding for subsequent pours. According to the Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat and the Department of Buildings, the tower’s scope has been reduced since our last reported height of 1,043 feet.

The renderings of 262 Fifth Avenue by DBOX and Meganom depict 262 Fifth Avenue at its original height, but there is no indication that the design has changed. The structure’s most distinctive feature is the porthole-like circular windows lining the metal-paneled eastern elevation facing Fifth Avenue. The northern and southern faces will be clad in floor-to-ceiling glass, maximizing occupants’ views of the Empire State Building and Midtown to the north and the Lower Manhattan skyline to the south. The western elevation is not depicted, though it will likely be left blank as this is where the core that houses the mechanical systems, elevators, and egress staircases appears to be positioned.

YIMBY expects 262 Fifth Avenue to be completed in the latter half of 2024.

“Photo credit New York YIMBY.”