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The Mason, 145 Madison Avenue: Review and Ratings

between East 31st Street & East 32nd Street View Full Building Profile

Carter Horsley
Review of 145 Madison Avenue by Carter Horsley

This 21-story, mid-block building at 145 Madison Avenue between 31st and 32nd streets in Nomad that was erected in 2018 by Kahen Properties, which is headed by Alex Kahen who bought the site in 2013 for $12.2 million. 

The building, which is called The Mason, was designed by Stephen B. Jacobs Group. 

It has 70 rental apartments and 2,779 square feet of ground floor retail space. 

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This glass-façade, mid-block building, whose façade projects out several feet beyond the block's building wall, is one of several new mid-rise towers in the area near the Empire State Building.


This building projects out several feet beyond the block's building wall, which is very unusual. 

The building, which has one setback above the 12th floor, is thinly framed in white and had has a white, one-story base. 

Each floor has a thin, white bandcourse. 

The tower's floors have thin solar brise de soleils above the avenue's windows. 


The smoke-free building has a fitness center, a roof deck, a bicycle room, a concierge and a live-in superintendent.


Kitchens have stainless steel GE and Summit appliances and Quartz countertops. 

Apartments have Bosch washers and dryers. 

Apartment 18C is a one-bedroom unit with a 21-foot-wide living room adjacent to an 11-foot-wide dining room with an open kitchen. 

Apartment 17D is a studio unit with a 13-foot-long living room with a 12-foot-long alcove and an open kitchen with a breakfast bar. 

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