Construction is getting close to topping out on 1230 Madison Avenue, a Robert A.M. Stern Architects-designed residential building on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. The reinforced concrete superstructure has risen quickly since YIMBY’s early February update and will soon reach its 208-foot pinnacle. Developed by Real Estate Equities Corporation with SLCE Architects as the architect of record, the 20-story project is located in the neighborhood of Carnegie Hill on the same parcel as the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.
Tectonic’s photographs show the symmetrically shaped edifice clearing the heights of the abutting structures. The multiple setbacks that will be topped with private outdoor terraces are becoming more visible as the formwork for the concrete continues to rise. The main eastern elevation has been formed with cinderblocks, and the final curtain wall will likely begin installation by late summer.
1230 Madison Avenue will span 64,040 square feet, with 3,840 square feet of commercial space and 51,900 square feet of residential space spread across 15 apartments, for an average of 3,460 square feet apiece. Amenities include a fitness center, an event room, and bicycle storage. Terraces will be located on the second, 13th, 15th, and 17th floors, while the 18th, 19th, and 20th floors will house mechanical units hidden behind the stone curtain wall.
The closest subway access is at the 86th Street station at the intersection of East 86th Street and Lexington Avenue, servicing the 4, 5, and 6 trains.
1230 Madison Avenue looks like it will wrap up in 2021.