RAMSA’s 3041 Broadway Begins to Rise Above Street Level in Morningside Heights, Manhattan

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

Construction has reached street level at 3041 Broadway, a 42-story tower designed by Robert A. M. Stern Architects in Morningside Heights. 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 eventually yield condominiums marketed by Lendlease and L+M, and institutional offices, faculty housing, and classrooms for the Union Theological SeminaryBeyer Blinder Belle is handling the renovations of Union Theological Seminary’s Hastings Hall, where students reside. The building is rising by the corner of Claremont Avenue and West 122nd Street with the use of air rights from the seminary, and is directly across from the Riverside Church.

3041 Broadway. Photo by Michael Young

Recent photos show the crane towering above the complex, where steel rebar and concrete formwork are steadily being put together and creating the ground-floor columns and walls. Workers are currently having to navigate a tight space, but the pace of construction should accelerate once the superstructure clears the height of the adjacent structures. A portion of the tower’s footprint slightly extends into the rectangular inner courtyard.

3041 Broadway. Photo by Michael Young

3041 Broadway. Photo by Michael Young

3041 Broadway. Photo by Michael Young

The rendering shows a number of setbacks on the upper levels of tower culminating in a sculpted crown typical of Robert Stern’s prewar-inspired projects across New York City. These setbacks will house private outdoor terraces that would sit below the flat roof parapet. The warm-colored stone curtain wall is depicted to be lined with an even grid of windows, bearing a similar exterior finish to 30 Park Place and 220 Central Park South. Also spotted in the rendering are stacked corner balconies on the slimmer southern profile facing toward Midtown.

A completion date for 3041 Broadway has not been announced yet, though sometime in 2022 could be possible if the building quickly rises and tops out before the end of this year.

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22 Comments on "RAMSA’s 3041 Broadway Begins to Rise Above Street Level in Morningside Heights, Manhattan"

  1. David : Sent From Heaven. | February 7, 2021 at 8:34 am | Reply

    Just the crane is set high, for building construction; even though it’s beginning to develop: Thank you.

  2. In the 1960’s my prep school would play its basketball games here in the basement gym at Riverside Church. Occasionally we would have pick-up games with some of the neighborhood kids. There was one very, very tall kid in particular from the Dyckman Projects, I think his name was Lew..I forgot his last name, but whoever picked Lew, won..by a lot, I hear Lew ( l think he also changed his name to Kareem) went on to have a bit of a college and professional basketball career.

  3. David in Bushwick | February 7, 2021 at 9:21 am | Reply

    Well, at least the tower design is the best you could hope for.

  4. It’s RAMSA, so I obviously cannot wait.

  5. This might be one of the very rare times that a RAMSA structure pales a bit in comparison to a building nearby; that being the Riverside Church tower, across from it.

  6. That basketball kid’s last name was Alcindor.

  7. Randall Cummings | February 7, 2021 at 2:28 pm | Reply

    the skyhook baby! not construction but hoops. I’m from Wisconsin that kid was very munch a part the Milwaukee Bucks only championship to date.

    • Ha!..I went to undergrad at the UW in Madison Wisconsin, like many New Yorkers..my out of state tuition was 500 dollars a semester back in 1966!..l lived and worked there for 20 years, great town..tough winters though..

      • ..and sort of getting back to Real Estate..the last time I saw Kareem, we were both on the check out line at Rizzoli Book store on 57th st, near the Solow building..that beautiful Rizzoli building and its neighbors got torn down a few years ago but I haven’t seen or heard a word of what is to come to that very expensive space.

  8. Janiçe Cornelius | February 7, 2021 at 8:52 pm | Reply

    I would love to live there.

  9. stop the over development

  10. This is absolutely beautiful and it really complements the Vandewater. I wonder how the tower set to rise on Broadway and 125th will look like. Maybe it will be more modern to match the new buildings in Harlem. Any news on that one?

    • Columbia is building a 34 story graduate student and faculty housing on the south west corner of 125Th and B’way. It will look similar with light brick with setbacks as it rises up. Columbia has renderings on their website.

  11. Looks nice. Morningside Heights and Manhatanville desperately need new housing. Hopefully they will clean up and renovate the main structure of UTS.

  12. It would be nice if they provided a rendering showing the Claremont Avenue entrance to the building, rather than showing the building in the background behind UTS. Everyone likes to see the grand entrance, no?

  13. Andrew martindale | February 17, 2021 at 9:59 am | Reply

    Would like to apply for an one bedroom and one bath with public assistance

  14. Alain Groenendaal | February 25, 2021 at 4:36 pm | Reply

    In order to build the Claremont Ave. entrance to the tower they tore down an older stone building similar to ones adjacent to it. Does anyone know if they will still use the original stone facade to cover the street level structure?

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