The Collegiate School sold off its buildings on West 78th Street to its landmarked neighbor, the West End Collegiate Church, and now the new campus for the tony, all-boys educational institution is rising at 301 Freedom Place in the Riverside Center development. Prolific photographer Tectonic brings us the latest from the site between West 61st and West 62nd Streets, a block inland from the West Side Highway and the Hudson River.
Upper West Side
On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved a major expansion of the American Museum of Natural History.
Two months ago, YIMBY got a glimpse of the dramatic changes proposed to convert an Upper West Side community facility into a residential building. Last Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved those changes to 164 West 74th Street.
In June, YIMBY revealed the glassy skyscraper at 200 Amsterdam Avenue, which may become the Upper West Side’s tallest building. Now permit applications have been filed for the 669-foot-tall structure.
Construction is a single floor away from topping out at 301 Freedom Place South, located between West 61st and 62nd streets on the southern end of the Upper West Side. That’s where a 10-story, 179,863-square-foot Collegiate School, a private, all-boys prep school, is under construction. The progress can be seen thanks to a photo posted to the YIMBY Forums. A theater, a gymnasium, a fitness center, and a cafeteria will be located on the ground and cellar levels. Classrooms will span the second through ninth floors, with a library on the fifth floor. The 143-foot-tall structure has been designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox. Completion is expected in 2017.