1841 Broadway Reaches Street Level on Manhattan’s Upper West Side

1841 Broadway. Designed by INC Architecture & Design and SLCE ARchitects.

Construction has reached street level on 1841 Broadway, a 25-story, 281-foot-tall residential building on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Designed by INC Architecture & Design and developed by Global Holdings Management Group, the 180,813-square-foot edifice will yield 173 market-rate and affordable housing units as well as 11,741 square feet of retail space on the first two levels. Pavarini McGovern, LLC is the general contractor and DeSimone Consulting Engineers is the façade consultant for the project, which is located at the corner of Broadway and West 60th Street, just north of Columbus Circle and the southwestern corner of Central Park.

Excavation was still progressing at the time of our last update in early September. Since then, the foundations have been completed and preparations are underway for the imminent rise of the concrete core. Recent photos show workers around the core of the structure with steel rebar protruding at the locations of the inner walls.

1841-1845 Broadway. Photo by Michael Young

1841-1845 Broadway. Photo by Michael Young

1841-1845 Broadway. Photo by Michael Young

1841-1845 Broadway. Photo by Michael Young

New exterior renderings have also been released that give a better impression of the building’s appearance. Expanding upon the previously revealed massing diagram, the new renderings illustrate the rounded corners on the north- and southeast corners of the structure, with the former appearing to contain outdoor balconies. The overall façade is composed of a mix of glass interspersed with vertical pleated panels and black brick bands that wrap around each level. The largest windows are housed on the rounded southern corner of the superstructure. Retail space is shown with high ceilings and clearer glass on the first two levels of the podium. Amenities and mechanical space will sit within the sub-cellar and cellar levels of the property.

1841 Broadway. Rendering by INC Architecture & Design

1841 Broadway. Rendering by INC Architecture & Design

Given its modest height and relatively simple massing, 1841 Broadway should rise swiftly and perhaps even top out before the end of 2022. The project is slated to be finished in the fall of 2023, as noted on the construction board.

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10 Comments on "1841 Broadway Reaches Street Level on Manhattan’s Upper West Side"

  1. I really like how the new building calls back to the original building with the rounded corners and the light feel. The design itself also gives me a Lever House vibe.

  2. David : Sent From Heaven. | January 8, 2022 at 8:18 am | Reply

    The new design, I awake feeling on facade in the very best of ways. I watch the entire scene from a distance, is like its color escaping neighbors; beautiful that you open this structure: Thanks to Michael Young.

  3. David in Bushwick | January 8, 2022 at 8:32 am | Reply

    Despite losing the angled corner historical building here, this retro-1930s industrial look could be an interesting addition.

  4. Wish it met the streetwall on both sides and was 33% taller.

  5. Those renderings without any interior walls make this look like an office building.

  6. Not sure why there are any empty lots in the West60’s.

  7. Not sure why empty lots in the west 60s is a credible comment about this building? (This corner was occupied until recently but this particular corner is highly valuable and visible – and a new important building makes sense). That said, this proposal or design doesn’t seem thoughtful or important enough!!

  8. Love the form, though black bring here makes no sense, Make it a tan brick and it fits in nicely.

  9. The balconies appear to face the wrong direction. The best view is to the south looking at Columbus Circle, Central Park and the supertalls of Billionaires row, not the north.

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