Excavation progresses for 262 Fifth Avenue Residential Supertall in NoMad, Manhattan

Excavation continues at 262 Fifth Avenue, the site of a 1,043-foot residential supertall project in NoMad and number eight on our year-end countdown. Designed by Russian company Meganom with SLCE Architects as an executive architect and developed by Boris Kuzinez of Five Points Development as part of the Five Points 262 Project, LLC, the 60-story tower will provide 139,168 square feet of divided residential space. in 41 residential units. and 10,850 square feet of retail space on the first two floors. CM & Associates Construction Management, LLC is the general contractor for the property, which is located at the corner of Fifth Avenue and West 29th Street.

Since our last update in November, more dirt has been removed from the corner lot as machinery descends lower below street level. We can see the change in the excavated material with larger fragmented rocks removed to make way for the foundation, while a pile machine sits in the south corner.

262 Fifth Avenue. Photo by Michael Young

262 Fifth Avenue. Photo by Michael Young

262 Fifth Avenue. Photo by Michael Young

The deepest part of the land is around the center of the lot. Loose earth and rocks are piled up in the north corner where a third excavator at street level picks it up for transport.

262 Fifth Avenue. Photo by Michael Young

262 Fifth Avenue. Photo by Michael Young

More of the old brick walls surrounding the perimeter are exposed and are reinforced with large steel beams.

262 Fifth Avenue. Photo by Michael Young

262 Fifth Avenue. Photo by Michael Young

The following renderings from DBOX were first released in late 2017 and not only highlight the height and thinness of the supertall, but also provide a perspective of the triple glazed glass curtain wall system to the sides. north and south, the exterior terraces interspersed on the upper half of the structure and its walls clad in aluminum. The east elevation facing Fifth Avenue will feature numerous porthole-shaped windows surrounded by aluminum and glass, while the opposite west side will concentrate the vertical central walls, mechanical systems, elevators and exit stairs. Perched at the very top is a box-shaped hollow metal frame that will contain a private residential observation deck.

262 Fifth Avenue ,. Rendered by DBOX

262 Fifth Avenue. Rendered by DBOX

262 Fifth Avenue. Designed by Meganom

262 Fifth Avenue. Designed by Meganom

262 Fifth Avenue. Designed by Meganom

Below is a model of 262 Fifth Avenue looking at its north profile.

Model 262 Fifth Avenue

Model 262 Fifth Avenue, image of Meganom

YIMBY last reported that residences will have the option of customizable open floor plans. That’s thanks to the expansive column-free interiors that are further complemented by first-rate unobstructed views south to Lower Manhattan and north to the rest of the Midtown skyline and the nearby Empire State Building. 262 Fifth Avenue is also expected to incorporate 260 Fifth Avenue and its 12-story pre-war limestone exterior into its base.

262 Fifth Avenue’s newly revised completion date is now summer 2023.

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