Renderings Reveal 28-Story Tower at 620 West 153rd Street in Hamilton Heights, Manhattan

Evening rendering of 620 153rd Street - J. Frankl AssociatesEvening rendering of 620 153rd Street - J. Frankl Associates

J Frankl Associates has revealed renderings of a new 28-story tower in Hamilton Heights, Manhattan. Located at at 620 West 153rd Street, the 28-story building will house a mix of rental apartments, a vast range of amenities, and an unspecified community facility.

The building is the latest project from The Jay Group, a Brooklyn-based development company with a portfolio of residential and commercial properties in all five boroughs. Located between Broadway and Riverside Drive, the development will yield just under 265,000 square feet.

The residential component will occupy 210,000 square feet and yield 238 apartments. Amenity spaces include a communal lounge, coworking space, a fitness center, bike storage, outdoor recreational space for children, a pet park, and a large roof deck. Residents will also have access to a sub-grade parking garage designed to accommodate 95 vehicles.

An unspecified community space will occupy approximately 12,000 square feet of the ground floor.

Daytime rendering of 620 153rd Street - J. Frankl Associates

Daytime rendering of 620 153rd Street – J. Frankl Associates

Renderings of the property reveal a three-story podium enclosed in a floor-to-ceiling transparent glass façade. Above these levels, the façade features tan metal cladding and a standard punched window system.

Since releasing the new renderings, the project team has not confirmed an anticipated date of completion.

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8 Comments on "Renderings Reveal 28-Story Tower at 620 West 153rd Street in Hamilton Heights, Manhattan"

  1. This is a huge dissapointment. Its boring and the site planning and street presence is absolutely dreadful. I’m assuming building code is causing some of the problems as usual.

  2. It doesn’t even seem to acknowledge the context and building archetype that surrounds it. This building should of had a base that matched the vernacular height and streetwall of the neighborhood with a tower above with maybe a porte cochere along the eastern side.

  3. About as ham-handed as they come.

  4. Its almost like the challenge to the architect was to integrate it the least with the surrounding urban fabric.

  5. Looks beautiful. Finally Hamilton Heights and Manhattanville getting some new construction after the community has fought off anything new or renovated in decades of decay.

  6. David in Bushwick | December 24, 2021 at 10:28 am | Reply

    Has nothing been learned from the failed stand-alone suburban tower just plopped into an urban neighborhood?

  7. I wouldn’t call the parking garage ‘subgrade’, when it is the top level of the podium.

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