Rising 1,011 feet tall, 262 Fifth Avenue is a 60-story tower in Midtown Manhattan designed by Meganom. The building has two signature exterior elements: the eastern façade will be made from aluminum and glass, with porthole-shaped windows, while the northern and southern facade will have an oversized aluminum and triple-glazed glass curtain-wall system. The building also features a unique vertical core, which will hold all of the mechanics of the building (elevators, egress stairs, etc.). This will allow the apartments to have customizable open-floor plans, with expansive, column-free, unobstructed views to the north and south.
The design also fuses the old with the new: the prewar 12-story limestone façade of the neighboring building, 260 Fifth Avenue, forms part of the base of the modern tower of 262 Fifth Avenue.
The top of the tower will feature an arched metal-frame rooftop observation deck for use by residents and their guests.
Design Architect: Meganom
Expected completion: 2022