Construction at 277 Fifth Avenue is moving along quickly, with just thirteen floors of façade installation remaining. Victor Group and Lendlease are developing the 55-story skyscraper in NoMad, on the corner of 30th Street. The tower, designed by Rafael Vinoly Architects, has a dark-indigo façade made of reinforced cast-concrete panels, fabricated in Finland. Multi-layered glazed curtain walls were designed for optimal thermal and acoustical performance, and there is also a cantilever over its southern neighbor.
A recent event at the building’s rooftop featured afternoon tea and twirling dancers dressed as construction workers. Nevertheless, the views were still the true spectacle, providing YIMBY with another comprehensive update of the city’s evolving skyline.
Looking to Hudson Yards, one can see the observation deck for 30 Hudson Yards is nearly complete, a subject we will cover imminently. Progress for One Manhattan West‘s superstructure continues, with the concrete core growing near to its imminent peak.
138 East 50th Street can be seen between the Chrysler Building and the MetLife Building. YIMBY reported on the structure topping-out in November 2017. Completion is likely to occur by the end of the year.
111 West 57th Street and 53 West 53rd Street can also be seen rising beside and above Rockefeller Center. 53 West 53rd Street is nearly topped out, whereas 111 West 57th Street, amazingly, is just over halfway complete.
Close to 277 Fifth Avenue is 30 East 31st Street, a 40-story residential building designed by Morris Adjmi Architects. The tower’s gothic arch-inspired design is now clearly visible along the uppermost floors, meaning topping-out is imminent.
Looking to Downtown, few construction sites are noticeable, with a total absence of construction cranes for the moment. The glass curtain wall encasing One Manhattan Square is just a handful of floors away from completion. 3 World Trade Center, 118 Fulton Street, and 111 Murray have topped out with their façades nearly complete, and 99 Hudson’s crane in Jersey City is not visible.
The 728-foot tall 277 Fifth Avenue will create 130 condominiums, ranging in size from one to four-bedrooms. Pricing starts around $2 million per unit. Residences start on the eleventh floor, and every apartment will have a usable corner, meaning no unit is without a view.
The Victor Group’s President Moshe Shuster has previously told YIMBY:
Given that views are the quintessence of Manhattan luxury, we created breathtaking panoramas by purchasing the air rights from six surrounding sites. This enabled us to prevent surrounding vertical growth that might jeopardize our residents’ views. It also allowed us to build desirable residences in a tower with four completely usable corners.
Move-ins are expected to start by the end of 2018, and will wrap by mid-2019.