Glenwood’s new residential skyscraper at 160 West 62nd Street – rising as one component of the much larger Fordham redevelopment – is looking enormous, and just about topped-out. It appears that the tower’s mechanical floors still need to be completed, and since the last update on the tower – from late April – the most visible progress has been on the facade. The 54-story building is very prominent, particularly for the Upper West Side, and can be seen up and down Amsterdam Avenue.
Other residential high rises in the vicinity are drab, appearing in various shades of brown; 160 West 62nd’s white-brick facade is a pleasant break from the monotony, and the cladding matches both Lincoln Center and Fordham’s first new building.
160 West 62nd Street is the first of two major new towers that will front Amsterdam Avenue – the second building’s address will be 175 West 60th Street. Both high-rises will be developed by Glenwood, though 175 West 60th will be slightly shorter than its already-built neighbor, and will eventually rise just shy of fifty floors.