At number 17 on our year-end countdown is Madison House, an 805-foot-tall residential skyscraper nearing completion at 126 Madison Avenue in the Midtown district of NoMad. Alternately addressed as 15 East 30th Street, the 62-story reinforced concrete tower is designed by Handel Architects and developed by Fosun Group and JD Carlisle and will yield 199 condominiums with sales and marketing led by Douglas Elliman Development Marketing, as well as 7,500 square feet of ground-floor retail space. Madison House has a T-shaped footprint stretching between East 30th and 31st Streets and also features a narrow one-story sliver that runs along Madison Avenue. YIMBY last reported that the residential inventory is more than 65 percent sold with over $400 million in sales, and occupancy is set to begin in February 2022.
Construction is nearing the halfway mark on 2300 Cropsey Avenue, a 23-story mixed-use tower in Gravesend, Brooklyn. The development will eventually comprise a mix of rental apartments, a supermarket, an ambulatory center, and a multi-level parking garage.
Façade work is nearing completion on 601 West 29th Street, a 695-foot-tall residential skyscraper in Hudson Yards and number 19 on our year-end construction countdown. Designed by FXCollaborative and developed by Douglaston Development, the 60-story structure is also known as “Tower A” in a two-building development alongside 606 West 30th Street, which has yet to begin rising over Midtown, Manhattan. 601 West 29th Street will yield 703 market-rate and 235 affordable housing residences, 50,000 square feet of amenity space, and 15,000 square feet of retail space. Levine Builders is constructing the property, which is bound by Eleventh Avenue to the east, West 29th Street to the south, and West 30th Street to the north.
A new studio space for the 92nd Street Y (92Y) is opening in 180 East 88th Street, DDG’s completed 47-unit tower on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Located in the ground-floor retail section facing Third Avenue, the space will host cultural programming and arts classes as part of Joe McMillan’s DDG and Global Holdings‘ philanthropic support for culture and social justice in New York City.
At number 20 on our year-end countdown is a pair of mixed-use residential skyscrapers at 495 Eleventh Avenue in Midtown West, Manhattan. Designed by FXCollaborative with Gene Kaufman Architects as the architect of record, the 589,842-square-foot project consists of a 680-foot-tall, 57-story edifice paired with a slightly shorter 653-foot-tall, 56-story sibling that will rise along Eleventh Avenue between West 39th and West 40th Streets, next to the Jakob K. Javits Center. NYC Economic Development Corporation is listed as the owner behind the applications that were filed back in late October.