1280 Fifth’s Facade Pattern is Here, Sales Office Coming This Spring
February 1, 2010, by Sara
The Museum of African Art may be patient, but we’re not. So we were pretty excited to come across a set of photos of 1280 Fifth Avenue in the Curbed flickr pool.
The forgotten Robert A.M. Stern project at 110th Street consists of 115 luxury condos above the museum — which has spent about 25 years waiting for a permanent home — and construction was supposed be done last year. That’s, um, not quite the case. But according to the 1280 Fifth answering machine, the on-site sales office will open in “spring 2010.” And in the meantime, we’re kind of digging Bobby A.M.’s design for that facade.
New Addition At 1280 Fifth
The new building for the Museum for African Art at 1280 Fifth Avenue is coming along nicely. Walking by yesterday, we saw that the striking building is in the process of constructing the unique, geometrically stacked windows on the lower floors. This architectural element seemed to have been more complicated since the majority of the building had been erected before these distinct windows were put in place. There’s also a box like addition that started construction recently at the far right of the building but the end result of that wing will not be as dramatic. Read more about the newest addition to the Museum Mile and the condos that will be in this location in our past post: LINK. The Museum for African Art is at the northeast corner of Central Park North and can be reached by the 2,3 express train at 110th Street and is slated to open in later in 2010.
Gonna party like it’s 1959!!