New York YIMBY Covers Our Project at 277 Fifth Avenue, NYC

New York YIMBY Covers Our Project at 277 Fifth Avenue, NYC

Rafael Vinoly’s 277 Fifth Avenue Nearing Finish Line In NoMad


277 Fifth Avenue, design by Rafael Viñoly Architects


With the elevator coming down from 277 Fifth Avenue‘s western frontage over the past several weeks, the final form of the building’s exterior, comprised of dark panels, vertical window strips, and open-air terraces, is almost fully visible. Designed by Rafael Vinoly, developed by Victor Group and Lendlease, and marketed by Corcoran, the 55-story residential tower stands 663 feet atop NoMad, and is one of the tallest skyscrapers in the area.


277 Fifth Avenue looking east from Broadway. Photo by Michael Young


Looking up 277 Fifth Avenue with 15 East 30th Street in the background. Photo by Michael Young


277 Fifth Avenue from 5th Avenue and 23rd Street looking north. Photo by Michael Young


The defining feature of the building is the multitude of integrated outdoor terraces that look out in all directions. The view of the Empire State Building to the north is probably the biggest wow factor for the 130 condominiums within. Uninterrupted views of Lower Manhattan and Madison Square Park are also a noteworthy sight, looking south. Prices begin around $2 million dollars, and residences start on the eleventh floor of the building.


The Empire State Building from the penthouse floor. Photo by Michael Young


Lower Manhattan to the south. Photo by Michael Young


Looking at the overall context of the neighborhood, NoMad is seeing a number of residential and hotel projects in the works nearby, including the Virgin Hotel at 1225 Broadway15 East 30th Street by Handel Architects, 30 East 31st Street by Morris Adjmi, the Ritz Carlton at 1185 Broadway and 30 East 29th Street developed by the Rockefeller Group. The Ritz Carlton is also being designed by Rafael Vinoly.


These skyscrapers will extend the skyline of Midtown further south of the Empire State Building, connecting to the cluster immediately surrounding Madison Square Park. Aesthetically, the new skyscrapers will be more spread out from each other compared to the compact nature of the blocks past the Empire State Building, but their height will also be more impressive than most extant structures south of the 40s and east of Hudson Yards.


277 Fifth Avenue will be fully completed later this summer.


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Facades+ New York City

W&W Glass is proud to be a consistent sponsor of the Facades+ Conference series and we look forward to attending April 4th + 5th in NYC! We highly encourage our industry colleagues to register and attend!


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239 Tenth Avenue Gets Glassy In Chelsea

We’re appreciative of the coverage New York YIMBY & Tectonic recently provided on our project on 239 Tenth Ave. in Chelsea:


(Read Original Article Here)

239 Tenth Avenue Gets Glassy In Chelsea

By Rebecca Baird-Remba


239 Tenth Avenue, photo by <a href="">Tectonic</a>
239 Tenth Avenue, photo by Tectonic


The development, named the Getty after the former gas station, was designed by architect Peter Marino. The 11-story building will hold just six condos when it’s finished. They’ll be divided across 28,044 square feet of residential space, and typical apartments will measure nearly 4,700 square feet. A 13,400-square-foot art gallery will fill the ground floor.


Construction has progressed quickly over the last six months. In June, the structure was only a few stories tall, and by July, it had topped out.


The High Line runs between 10th and 11th Avenues, and most of the blocks next to it are bursting with new, high-end condo projects. The late Zaha Hadid designed a building on Eleventh Avenue between 25th and 26th Streets before she died. There’s also a 35-story tower under construction on Tenth Avenue between 28th and 29th Streets, and the Fitzroy is underway on the same block as 239 Tenth Avenue.


239 Tenth Avenue, photo by <a href="">Tectonic</a>
239 Tenth Avenue, photo by Tectonic