It’s official: Nomad is getting a supertall.
The Department of Buildings has given the green light to a 1,009-foot skyscraper that will rise at 262 Fifth Avenue, designed by Russian firm Meganom. There’s also a new rendering of the slender supertall, which offers a look at how it will fit into the streetscape.
Two buildings at the corner of 29th Street and Fifth Avenue have already been torn down in preparation for the skyscraper’s rise, and an adjacent limestone structure will be incorporated into the supertall’s base.
The project is the brainchild of Israeli developer Boris Kuzinez, operating under the new firm Five Points Development. Kuzinez acquired the parcels of land that will make up the supertall’s footprint for $101 million in 2016, and plans for the building—which is also Kuzinez’s first U.S. project—were announced earlier this year.
The building will be home to just 41 apartments, per the DOB filings, and its design is intended to maximize what will surely be the very large footprints of those units. The structural core will be separated from the apartments themselves, so each one will be free of columns or any other impediments.
The skyscraper is also expected to have an observation deck—but only for residents of the building and their guests (bummer). No word yet on what pricing might look like, but given all of those flourishes, expect the apartments to be, well, pricey.