Excavation in progress at 760 Madison Avenue on the Upper East Side of Manhattan

Excavations are in progress at 760 Madison Avenuesite of a 12-story mixed-use apartment building on Manhattan Upper East Side. Conceived by COOKFOX and developed by SL Green Realty in a collaborative partnership with Giorgio Armani Corp., the 189-foot-tall structure will produce 91,179 square feet with 19 residential units and Giorgio Armani’s new flagship store spanning 19,387 square feet. Leeding Builders Group is the general contractor for the property, which is located on the corner of Madison Avenue and East 65th Street.

Recent photos show several excavators working deep below street level, with a perimeter of steel columns holding back the earth and concrete foundations on the northwest edge of the property. The foundations for 760 Madison Avenue will likely begin to take shape this winter, and the superstructure could emerge in late spring.

760 Madison Ave. Photo by Michael Young

760 Madison Ave. Photo by Michael Young

760 Madison Ave. Photo by Michael Young

760 Madison Ave. Photo by Michael Young

Giorgio Armani’s former white stone flagship store was demolished along with its neighbor to the north, although a shard of the latter’s brick facade was retained behind the base of the construction crane tower.

Photo by Michael Young

Below is a screenshot looking north into the old flagship store.

760 Madison Ave. Picture via Google Maps

The rendering of the new building in the main photo shows a massing incorporating many rounded corners, and stepped setbacks on the upper levels topped by landscaped terraces. White brick surrounds the grid of large windows, which feature curved glass at the corners. The ground floor commercial facade has taller windows, with an awning above each.

The closest subways to the property are the 6 train at the 68th Street-Hunter College station; F, Q, and R trains at the Lexington Avenue-63rd Street station, and N, R, and W trains at the 5th Avenue-59th Street station.

760 Madison Avenue is expected to be completed in the summer of 2024, as shown on the construction schedule.

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