Glenwood’s new tower at 160 West 62nd Street is almost ready to open, and the facade is just about complete – though not quite an architectural marvel, the cladding does echo nicely with Lincoln Center’s Travertine, and also matches Fordham’s adjacent law school. At 54 floors, the skyscraper is one of the tallest on the Upper West Side, and thoroughly dominates Amsterdam Avenue from both northern and southern perspectives; compared to the only similarly-sized building in the vicinity – 3 Lincoln Center – 160 West 62nd is a great addition to the skyline.
With work wrapping up at 160 West 62nd Street, attention now turns to Glenwood’s other neighborhood site, at 175 West 60th Street. Currently occupied by Fordham’s basketball courts, the land will soon be cleared for another residential tower that will stand just shy of 50 floors. Whether the design resembles 160 West 62nd Street remains to be seen, but given the fact that Glenwood is developing both towers, a sibling-like familiarity is probable; massing plans for Fordham’s entire redevelopment also reveal probable similarities.