Façade work is moving along on 2505 Broadway, a 19-story residential building on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Designed by ODA Architecture LPC and developed by Tomer Yogev of Adam America Real Estate, the 75,000-square-foot structure stands 210 feet tall and will yield a total of 44 residential units, averaging 1,934 square feet apiece, as well as 5,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space. The property is located between West 93rd and West 94th Streets.
Recent photos show the progress at the site since our last update in late August, when the reinforced concrete superstructure had just passed the halfway mark. Now, the hand-laid masonry façade has been installed to the same point, with the building’s large rectangular windows following closely behind.
Photos from Broadway reveal the detail in the façade, which featuring gently curved edges around each window and a thin vertical trench along the center line of each column. Crews have set up a rig that protrudes from the bare concrete structure in order to put together the fenestration.
Meanwhile, there is additional scaffolding in front of the numerous setbacks on the upper floors of 2505 Broadway’s eastern elevation. There has never been an official rendering of the project, though the current state of work offers a good indication of the final result. We expect the pinnacle, which is currently wrapped in a thick black netting, to have a nicely designed crown made of brick and stone that will hide any mechanical equipment. ODA has architected many projects with sharp, cubic façades of mostly glass and steel, and 2505 Broadway is an interesting departure from this past work with its soft brickwork that will blend well with the surrounding architecture.
Residential amenities include an indoor basketball/soccer court, a screening room, a roof lounge with an outdoor kitchen, an indoor residential lounge, an ODA-designed gym, a children’s playroom, and private storage rooms. Nearby transit options include the B and C trains at the 96th Street station on Central Park West, and the 1, 2, and 3 trains at the 96th Street station just to the north on Broadway.
YIMBY last announced that a completion date for 2505 Broadway has been set for July 2021.