Details about Fosun and JD Carlisle's incoming tower in Nomad have, so far, been limited to abstract claims by the developers, who earlier told the Journal that the apartments will hold their own against their expensive neighbors, and that the tower will be viewed internationally as iconic to New York City. That may just be talk, but a new rendering and a few new details gleaned by YIMBY make those claims a bit easier to get behind. According to YIMBY, the tower at 126 Madison Avenue (also 15 East 30th Street) will rise 47 stories and contain 180 condos. Even though the tower's height has been downgraded by 95 feet, it will still be one of the tallest structures between Chambers Street and the Empire State Building.
The 350,000-square-foot project will rise 730 feet, which is downright huge in comparison to the nearby One Madison, which stands 620 feet tall. Handel Architects designed the building, which has a jutting roof reminiscent to something in between 220 Central Park South and One 57. Crain's reports that construction on the building will begin later this year and finish by 2018, with sales beginning in mid to late 2016.
· Revealed: 126 Madison Avenue, AKA 15 East 30th Street, 730-Foot Condo Tower [YIMBY]
· China's Fosun Buys Stake in New Madison Avenue Tower [Crain's]
· Surprise: Another Tall, Expensive Tower Will Rise in Nomad [Curbed]