Construction has quickly risen past the halfway mark on 3041 Broadway, a 42-story mixed-use tower designed by Robert A. M. Stern Architects in Morningside Heights. Alternately addressed as 100 Claremont Avenue, the project is being developed by L&M Development Partners and Lendlease with SLCE Architects as the architect of record, and will yield 350,000 square feet with condominiums as well as institutional offices, faculty housing, and classrooms for the Union Theological Seminary. Beyer Blinder Belle is handling the renovations of Union Theological Seminary’s Hastings Hall, where students reside. The property is located by the corner of Claremont Avenue and West 122nd Street, directly across from Riverside Church, and the tower is being constructed with the use of air rights from the seminary.
A significant amount of progress has occurred on the reinforced concrete superstructure since our last update in early February, when construction had just begun to go vertical. Only a dozen or so floors currently remain before the tower tops out.
The tower can be seen from the nearby elevated 125th Street station, servicing the local 1 train.
Meanwhile, 3041 Broadway’s intricate façade has risen above the podium levels and is gradually making its way up the sides of the tower. The dark-colored brick running bond patterns, stone-clad corners assembled with some chamfered blocks, numerous Gothic style bay windows, thick window heads, and stone cornice lines blend cohesively with the surrounding architecture of the seminary.
Previous renderings had shown 3041 Broadway clad in a warm-colored façade similar in appearance to Robert Stern’s other notable New York designs like 30 Park Place and 220 Central Park South. The actual result, however, is much more complementary to the neighborhood, giving Union Theological Seminary a modern take on historical style. Some of the other anticipated features yet to be built are stacked corner balconies on the slimmer southern profile facing toward Midtown, and a stepped crown.
3041 Broadway is slated to be complete in December 2022, as noted on the construction board.