Morris Adjmi’s Residential Tower at 30 East 31st Street Set for 2019 Completion, in NoMad

30 East 31st Street, rendering by Morris Adjmi Architects

Rising above NoMad between Park Avenue South and Madison Avenue, 30 East 31st Street is a new residential tower designed by Morris Adjmi Architects, and stands 40 stories to its rooftop. The crossed beams at the top of the building are a visual signature of the design, and will soon be enclosed in an exterior envelope of dark-colored waterproofing and glass. The project is being developed by Ekstein Development and Pinnacle Real Estate.

Today’s update shows that windows have almost reached the top of the building on the northern elevation. The exterior metal panels continue to rise above on the western side. The construction crane sits on the southern facade, along with the mechanical elevator, for the best shot of the diagonal beams seen on 30th Street.

The northern elevation. Photo By Michael Young

Close up of the metal panels and the concrete shear walls. Photo by Michael Young

The western elevation seen from Madison Avenue. Photo By Michael Young

The upper floors seen from East 30th Street to the south. Photo by Michael Young

Encompassing 88,000 square feet, the 479-foot tall structure will house 42 units spread across 70,070 square feet of space. Each condominium will measure around 1,700 square feet. Residences are marketed by Douglas Elliman Development, and prices range from $1.65 million dollars to $12 million dollars.

Six of the upper floors will feature the diagonal beams that form the unique exterior perimeter of the tower on its northern and southern elevations. The floors above them are mechanical, and are enclosed with the remaining external diagonal grid pattern. A rendering below shows the kind of view the sloped beams will create.

30 East 31st Street penthouse view

There will also be 1,600 square feet for a commercial banquet hall on the ground floor, which will be accompanied by the main lobby featuring curated artwork. Amenities will be located on the second floor and basement levels.

Completion of 30 East 31st Street is expected around the end of 2019.

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4 Comments on "Morris Adjmi’s Residential Tower at 30 East 31st Street Set for 2019 Completion, in NoMad"

  1. Please pardon me for using your space: It is pithy that you reported about progress showing on me. There are important details and design on the tower pitch in beautiful crown. You know? I’m white. (Thank you very much to Michael Young)

  2. The penthouse rendering seems quite dramatic, the exterior though comes off as kitsch.

  3. I have never been impressed by any of the designs of this building, but it looks quite nice in the photographs here. It seems to have a good sense of proportion, and I especially like the detaining at the set-back.

    • Kitsch? Compared ro many of the other cookie-cutter towers rising around town this is a masterpiece,
      And the dramatic “penthouse” seems to include at least six separate levels if they’re not duplex.

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