Façade Work Progresses on 2505 Broadway on Manhattan’s Upper West Side

2505 Broadway. Photo by Michael Young

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.

2505 Broadway. Photo by Michael Young

2505 Broadway. Photo by Michael Young

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.

2505 Broadway. Photo by Michael Young

2505 Broadway. Photo by Michael Young

2505 Broadway. Photo by Michael Young

2505 Broadway. Photo by Michael Young

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.

2505 Broadway. Photo by Michael Young

2505 Broadway. Photo by Michael Young

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.

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17 Comments on "Façade Work Progresses on 2505 Broadway on Manhattan’s Upper West Side"

  1. So what will the rents be for number of room sizes? Thank you

    • This is not a realtor website. You might want to do a search for the realtor for the development but at the unit size indicated for the residences, these are likely to condominiums for sale not rent.

  2. Oh wow! I do like this! This is very different from other ODA buildings, that’s for sure.

  3. Beautiful.

  4. The eptiomy of understated elegance.

  5. This is so much better than I thought it would be. Love the facade material. Very elegant and contextual building that really improves that block!

  6. The brickwork on this building is quite nice. This will be a great addition to the UWS, continuing a tradition of really fine residential buildings that has been sadly absent for years. Well-done ODA. Are you seeing this Gene Kaufmann? Uou can’t do this.

  7. I agree, this does not look like other ODA buildings unfortunately. I saw the original rendering and had high hopes for something modern, minimal and linier, but this facade with curved detail is horrible and looks dated-early 2000s. The color, scale and style of windows looks out of place with the prewar building to the right and the turn of the century to the left. An ugly new development on the UWS.

  8. Wow, beautiful,
    I think its first of it’s kind in the neighborhood, kinda modern take on traditional architecture

  9. Very nice details. The curved brick must be extremely expensive. Also kudos to ODA for leaving their comfort zone.

  10. How much for a one bedroom room and when will it be available

    • As per the development description above, completion is set for July of this year. This is not a realtor website. You will need to contact the sales agent(s) for pricing / availability information.

  11. Have the same Scandinavian-manufactured bricks been used as on one or two other, recent high-rise towers in Manhattan; bricks which the US is apparently no longer capable of making?

  12. Very nice. I like how the old bldg. on the corner fits in.

  13. David : Sent From Heaven. | January 31, 2021 at 9:47 pm | Reply

    The structure is running on the route, while on the run I see new materials come to terms with it was: Thanks to New York YIMBY

  14. Loving it !
    The Upper West is back

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