NEW YORK | 158-160 Madison Ave | 480 FT | 42 FLOORS


160 Madison Avenue


Official Name: 160 Madison Avenue
Building Function: residential
Structural Material: concrete
Start of Construction: 2013
Completion: 2015


Height: Architectural: 146.3 meter / 480 feet
Height: Occupied: 133.6 meter / 438 feet
Height: To Tip: 146.3 meter / 480 feet
Floors Above Ground: 42
Floors Below Ground: 2


Design: Ismael Leyva Architects
Architect of Record: SLCE Architects


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Construction Update: 160 Madison Avenue


160 Madison Avenue

160 Madison Avenue has now topped-out, and the 42-story building makes a slight impact on the neighborhood skyline. The project’s architect is SLCE, and the developer is JD Carlisle.

160 Madison Avenue

The building’s will have 319 rental units, which is a shift from earlier plans, when the tower was slated for condominiums. The height was also adjusted to 452′ during construction, an increase from the original 379′ plan.

160 Madison Avenue

While the extra height is semi-substantial, in the grand scheme of Midtown Manhattan, it is insignificant; besides local visibility, 160 Madison Avenue disappears on the overall skyline, with the vicinity dominated by giants including The Empire State Building.

Glass is also wrapping its way up the base of the tower, and it looks predictably glossy; the project’s most unfortunate aspect is its base, which would look at home in any number of developing cities, but is completely out of character for a world-class thoroughfare like Madison Avenue. While the podium’s lack of intimacy or relation to the pedestrian sphere degrades the street-scape, the vertical aspect of the high-rise is relatively innocuous.

Glass moving up along the base

Completion of 160 Madison Avenue is expected in 2015.



From Madison and 44th on July 18th:

P.S.: For non-NYers, on the left you can see some of the buildings that occupy the future site of One Vanderbilt.


From Queens





Hi, Tectonic . It’s nice to see you here .





11 12 2014

distant sunlight1 by Visual Thinking (by Terry McKenna), on Flickr


This turned out nicely.


Continental Center Madison Avenue.


I assume this is complete by now? Anyone know for sure so we can move it to complete?