Following the consolidation and subsequent demolition of a $102 million parcel of four properties located along 30th and 31st Streets between Fifth and Madison Avenues in the NoMad district of Midtown Manhattan, construction is set to begin at the site of 15 East 30th Street. Designed by Handel Architects for JD Carlisle Development and the Fosun Group, the soon-to-rise 51-storey and 180-unit luxury condo tower will occupy an irregular plot of land, with retail frontage along Madison Avenue, and entrances on both 30th and 31st Streets, with the tower itself set back from the street. 

15 East 30th Street, image via Handel Architects

At 756 feet, the latest addition to NoMad will also be among one of the tallest. The area has recently entered into a prolonged period of redevelopment, as low- to mid-rise structures dating to the early 20th century continue to fall in favour of modern glass towers. The tower will eventually fill out to a total of 360,000 square feet, of which 295,970 will go to residential space. The 180 units will have an average of 1,644 square feet apiece, and there will be ample room left for amenity space, as well as the planned 7,500-square-foot retail podium. 

Excavation underway at 15 East 30th Street, image by Forum contributor towerpower123

On a challenging site, the tower must rise mid-block from an irregular plot of land constricted on all sides by an active streetscape. While this isn't a unique scenario by New York City standards, the logistics of planning and building a tower of this scope on a confined site will undoubtedly present a challenge nonetheless. 

Excavation site, rear view, image by Forum contributor towerpower123

With a projected completion date of November 2019, it will be some time before anything resembling the finished product begins to appear. SkyriseCities will be sure to return to this project as progress continues. For more information, check out the associated Database file and Forum thread, and as always, feel free to join the conversation in the comments section below.