Construction Begins: 175 West 60th Street

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Construction has begun at 175 West 60th Street, which will be the second new residential tower to rise next to Fordham’s Lincoln Center campus. Permits list the architect as the Stephen B. Jacobs Group, and Glenwood is developing the property; the skyscraper will soon stand 48 floors, and hold a total of 257 units.

Glenwood is the firm behind both of the residential towers now under construction next to Fordham; work is wrapping up on 160 West 62nd Street, which will be the taller of the two buildings. Together, they will add nearly 600 apartments to the Upper West Side.

175 West 60th Street

175 West 60th Street

While 175 West 60th Street is not part of Fordham’s campus – and the lot was sold to help pay for the University’s expansion – it’s still a major component of the overall redevelopment. The site was formerly occupied by basketball courts, and like much of the super-block, the space was underused.

175 West 60th Street

175 West 60th Street

Renderings of the building are only partially visible, but it looks like it will be visually similar to 160 West 62nd Street; given that towers’ shared architect, they will likely become architectural siblings.

With work wrapping up on the first of Fordham’s new academic buildings – a new law school and dormitory combination on 62nd Street – attention now turns to the plan’s second phase. Besides 175 West 60th Street, new towers will rise along Columbus Avenue, which will enhance both the streetscape and Fordham Lincoln Center’s vertical profile.

Completion of 175 West 60th Street is planned for 2016.

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