Another slender supertall is heading to New York City, this time in Nomad. A 1,001-foot skyscraper is set to rise just a few blocks north of Madison Square Park, at 262 Fifth Avenue, Dezeen has learned.
Developed by Israeli developer Boris Kuzinez’s Five Points Development, the project will be spread out over a few parcels of land between 260-264 Fifth Avenue, at the intersection of East 29th Street.
Russian architecture firm, Meganom has been brought on to design the supertall, and this will be the firm’s first U.S. project to date. The developer and Megamom have collaborated on several projects in the past, including the Tsvetnoy Central Market in Moscow.
Two buildings are presently being demolished to make room for this tower, and a 12-story limestone building will be incorporated into the supertall’s base, according to Dezeen.
Few other details about the project have emerged so far, but we do know that the eastern facade of the building will be clad in aluminum and glass and will feature porthole-shaped windows. The north and south sides will feature floor-to-ceiling windows, and many of the apartments here will be full-floor units.
A plan submitted with the city’s Department of Buildings last year revealed just 41 apartments spread out over 54 stories, but the height of the project has changed since, and the unit count will likely have changed as well. Curbed has reached out to the developer to clarify.
One of the standout features at this new supertall will be the arched observation deck for residents right at the top. When this project is complete, it will handily surpass the nearby Madison Square Park Tower, to become the neighborhood’s tallest building.