Demolition Wraps for RAMSA’s 42-Story Tower at 3041 Broadway in Morningside Heights

Rendering of 3041 BroadwayRendering of 3041 Broadway. Designed by Robert A. M. Stern Architects

Demolition appears complete at 3041 Broadway in Morningside Heights, the site of a forthcoming 42-story tower from Robert A. M. Stern Architects. Alternately addressed as 100 Claremont Avenue, the 350,000-square-foot project is being developed by L&M Development Partners and Lendlease with SLCE Architects as the architect of record, and will yield condominiums marketed by Lendlease and L+M, as well as institutional offices, faculty housing, and classrooms for the Union Theological Seminary. Beyer Blinder Belle is handling the ongoing renovation of Union Theological Seminary’s Hastings Hall, where students reside.The partial demolition process began last October and uses purchased air rights from the seminary.

Photographs from Tectonic show the plot where the edifice will eventually rise. Large blue waterproof membrane sheets cover the walls of the abutting historic structure. The rest of the sidewalk is surrounded by construction barriers and green wooden boards.

3041 Broadway. Photo by Tectonic

Some portions of the Union Theological Seminary’s eastern elevation facing Broadway have scaffolding and black netting covering the old windows and ornamental exterior elements. More curbside fences and barriers line this side of the complex.

3041 Broadway. Photo by Tectonic

The site is located just off of Broadway between West 120th Street and West 122nd Street, and is across the street from Riverside Church. Part of the building’s footprint extends into the landscaped courtyard, but will not result in a drastic reduction of the existing green space. 3041 Broadway incorporates a design typical of Robert A.M. Stern that is reminiscent of classic pre-war New York style. The upper levels of the structure will feature several setbacks topped with private outdoor terraces and a crown with a flat roof parapet. The curtain wall is lined with an even grid of windows and it appears that the building will be clad in RAMSA’s signature light-colored limestone. Renderings also show a number of stacked corner balconies on the slimmer southern profile.

A completion date for 3041 Broadway has not been announced.

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6 Comments on "Demolition Wraps for RAMSA’s 42-Story Tower at 3041 Broadway in Morningside Heights"

  1. To me, the rendering here at the top of this article says it all..”Close, but no cigar.”

  2. It is great to see that demolition is progressing at 3041 Broadway. I’ll almost take any Robert A.M. Stern design for the City.

  3. Yes, I usually would say Stern should design everything in classic areas of Manhattan, but the render here falls short. It looks like a Stern tower on automatic pilot. The site should have been much more inspirational for them.

  4. This looks like a giant box for the Riverside Church. Maybe it belongs on Park Ave but there is no “west side” character in this ‘edifice’.
    All your gushing for RAMS is evocative of the “King’s new clothes”.

  5. Geraldine Bowman | February 11, 2021 at 3:38 pm | Reply

    Yes! I love it!

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