Morris Adjmi Architects

30 East 31st

92,000 square feet
39 stories, 42 units
New York, New York

Inspired by NoMad’s rich history, 30 East 31st Street weaves together threads from Gothic Revival churches, Art Deco office towers, and transitional skyscrapers like Cass Gilbert’s New York Life Building.

The entrance to the 39-story residential tower is marked with an ornamental metal canopy and fluted cast stone piers that rise up eight floors. As the building steps back, the thin, ribbon-like piers continue up the façade, creating bays of metal-framed windows before interlacing to form an elegant lattice crown.

This Gothic-inspired motif recurs throughout the building's interiors in the design of door and window frames, light fixtures, and other details. The open-plan units also feature natural stone surfaces, wide-plank oak floors, walnut cabinetry, and floor-to-ceiling single-pane windows.

The full-floor penthouse apartments are distinguished by triangular windows created by the façade’s interlacing piers—an effect reminiscent of the windows in the crown of the Chrysler Building.

Artwork: Guy Corrieo, Untitled
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Artwork: Guy Corrieo, Untitled
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