Today, YIMBY has new photographs of the rising facade for Vandewater, in Morningside Heights. The building is located at 543 West 122nd Street, and is now the tallest structure in the immediate vicinity. The ground-up reinforced concrete tower already topped out at 33 stories, and now stands 385 feet above its Upper Manhattan surrounds. The residential condominium project was designed by INC Architecture & Design, and SLCE Architects is serving as the executive architect. Savanna is the developer, and Halstead Property Development Marketing is in charge of handling sales for the 183 condominiums.
Vandewater sits on top of a large hill which will give residents higher and prominent views of Columbia University, Central Park, the Hudson River, and the George Washington Bridge to the north. This also allows for unobstructed southern views of the Midtown skyline.
Each window panel is surrounded by a symmetrically stepped precast frame. The design creates an intricate play of light and shadow, resulting in an architecturally classical and timeless curtain wall.
The exterior envelope on the southern elevation is moving the fastest, and is just reaching the halfway mark. Each panel has multiple casement windows that swing inwards.
The top of the building is fully formed and awaits enclosure.
Inside, studio residences will start from around $900,000, and four-bedroom residences are going for $6 million. 24,000 square feet of amenities will include a cobblestone motor court, a 24-hour attended double-height lobby, concierge service by Luxury Attache, a Salon, Great Room, and Club Room, a fitness center with a Quiet Energy room, a 70-foot lap pool, a pet spa, a Practice Room, a Children’s Playroom and private outdoor dining terrace, and landscaped gardens designed by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates (MVVA).
A completion date for Vandewater is most likely going to be sometime next year.