Excavation and foundation work is underway at 1165 Madison Avenue, the site of a 13-story residential building on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Designed by SLCE and developed by Naftali Group with Titanium Construction Services Inc. as the general contractor, the 210-foot-tall building will yield 67,680 square feet with 12 condominiums spread across 58,919 square feet and 3,749 square feet of commercial space. The property is located at the intersection of East 86th Street and Madison Avenue, a short walk from the 4, 5, and 6 trains at the 86th Street station.
Photos show a team of excavators and other construction machinery scattered across the lot, and progress on the foundations appears to be underway as concrete trucks were in the process of pouring. Wooden construction boards surround the sidewalk but a few windows allowed us to look through and see that workers are well below street level. There will be two sub levels, and we could likely see the cellar floors being formed this summer and the reinforced concrete superstructure pop above street level in the next few months.
So far no official rendering has been released. However, there was a diagrammatic building massing posted on the board showing the lower half of the structure composed of repetitive rectangular levels. Above will be numerous setbacks on the western and northern elevations that could make way for private outdoor terraces for a select number of condominiums. The structure then culminates in a multifaceted crown. This part of 1165 Madison Avenue could have a mechanical extension hidden behind the selected external materials of choice.
1165 Madison Avenue is slated for completion next summer, as stated on the on-site construction board.