Construction is nearing completion on Vandewater, a 33-story, 385-foot-tall residential tower in Morningside Heights. Located at 543 West 122nd Street, the project is designed by INC Architecture & Design and being developed by Savanna. SLCE Architects is the executive architect, Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc. is the landscape architect, and Halstead Development Marketing is handling sales for the 183 condominiums.
Photos looking up show the uniform, Art Deco-inspired curtain wall installed all the way to the completed crown. The exterior hoist on the eastern elevation is still up and will be disassembled in the coming months.
The exterior paneling for the ground floor is also nearly finished. The tiered, inward-stepping form adheres to the overall style of the façade, which features symmetrical linear patterning characteristic of Art Deco architecture.
Homes range from studios starting at $920,000 to a four-bedroom residences for $6 million. Vandewater contains 24,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor amenities including a cobblestone motor court, a 24-hour attended lobby, concierge service by Luxury Attache, a salon, great room, and club room. Other features include a fitness center curated by The Wright Fit with a quiet energy room, a 70-foot-long lap pool, a pet spa, a practice room, a children’s playroom, a private outdoor dining terrace, and landscaped gardens. The closest subway station is the 125th Street station, serviced by the 1 train, two blocks to the north.
The construction project is located to the north of Columbia University between Amsterdam Avenue and Broadway. Just a block away to the west of Vandewater is the Riverside Church bell tower, the only other tall structure in the neighborhood. Residents on the upper floors will have views of the Hudson River, the sunrises over Queens and Brooklyn, sunsets over New Jersey, as well as the George Washington Bridge, Central Park, and the entire Midtown skyline.
Closings at Vandewater are expected this summer, with total completion in early 2021.