Work is in full swing at Riverside Center, which is the last major piece of land available for development on the Upper West Side. Located at the base of the neighborhood, the enormous lot will eventually house five new towers, some of which may keep designs by Portzamparc, which were depicted in the site’s master plan.
Extell has sold off portions of the property, and the first piece – where a crane is now rising – will be developed by Carlyle and Dermot, and feature a design that’s a decided departure from the Portzamparc scheme. Silverstein and Elad recently acquired a parcel as well, and that’s where the next tower after Carlyle/Dermot’s will rise.
The first tower will have 616 apartments, while the entirety of the development will have roughly 2,500 units, in addition to cultural and commercial space
Riverside Center will hem a major gap in Manhattan’s urban fabric, which formerly cleaved the Far West Side in two. The West Side will finally become seamless after the mega-project’s completion, with Durst’s Pyramid also helping to re-establish the neighborhood’s identity.
The full build-out of Riverside Center is expected by 2020.
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