The last we checked in on 175 West 60th Street, at the end of March, the foundation had just been poured, but the tower had yet to go vertical. In the five months since then, the tower has reached its seventh story, and construction is now progressing more rapidly.
The building on the corner of 60th Street and 10th Avenue is a residential project by Glenwood Management. Despite being rentals, the apartments will be quite luxurious – the building has 289,244 square feet of net residential floorspace divided over just 256 units, yielding an average unit size of over 1,100 square feet. The project includes a prominent and welcoming base and no off-street parking, mercifully avoiding another street-deadening garage on a block that can feel like a rear alleyway for buildings fronting on the more prominent 59th Street.
The site is part of Fordham University’s Lincoln Square campus redevelopment, although the apartments will be unaffiliated with the school. It’s a sister project to another larger Glenwood Management rental building, at 160 West 62nd Street, also designed by the Stephen B. Jacobs Group. The market-rate rentals should add some diversity to the neighborhood, making it feel slightly less institutional and more like an integral part of the Manhattan fabric.
When it tops out, which it should some time next year, 175 West 60th will reach a height of 48 stories and 533 feet, further filling in the skyline on the lower part of the Upper West Side.
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