262 Fifth Avenue Structurally Tops Out Over NoMad, Manhattan

Construction has structurally topped out on 262 Fifth Avenue, a 56-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 26 condominium units with an average scope of 3,200 square feet, including at least one quadruplex unit. GEA Consulting Engineers is the MEP engineer and CM & Associates Construction Management is the general contractor for the project, which rises from a 5,000-square-foot plot at the southwest corner of Fifth Avenue and West 29th Street.

Recent photographs show the reinforced superstructure built to its pinnacle and adorned with an American flag, officially signaling the completion of structural work. The final section of the building is a rectangular box frame that will surround a private residential observatory and bring the skyscraper to its full architectural height. A framework of steel columns had already begun construction for this decorative element.

Exterior work has also begun on the lower floors of the northern elevation facing West 29th Street. The façade is composed of floor-to-ceiling glass surrounded by intricately textured extruded aluminum, interspersed by smooth aluminum strips. The eastern profile facing Fifth Avenue will feature a smooth aluminum envelope and circular windows.

PG New York is currently installing a comprehensive building envelope, which includes a large aluminum and triple glass curtain wall system and a facade incorporating windows, aluminum panels, and solar photovoltaic panels.

YIMBY anticipates 262 Fifth Avenue will complete construction sometime in 2025.