Construction is nearing completion on Claremont Hall, a 41-story residential tower at 100 Claremont Avenue in Morningside Heights, Manhattan. Designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects and SLCE Architects and developed by Lendlease, Daiwa House Texas, and LMXD, an affiliate of L+M Development Partners, the 354,000-square-foot structure will yield 165 condominium units in one- to four-bedroom layouts as well as classrooms, office space, and faculty housing for Union Theological Seminary. Lendlease is the general contractor for the property, which is located by the corner of Claremont Avenue and West 122nd Street.
At the time of our last construction update in October 2021, the reinforced concrete superstructure had recently passed the halfway mark and the Gothic-inspired dark brick and stone façade was beginning to rise above the podium levels. Since then, the tower has topped out and stands enclosed up to its flat parapet, with nearly all of the windows in place. Belden Tristate Building Materials supplied the hand laid bricks for the project. The construction elevator remains attached to the narrow northern elevation, but should begin disassembly soon.
The main entrance is positioned along Claremont Avenue and is still obscured by sidewalk scaffolding. Photos taken through the netting show the intricate details in the brick and stonework.
The fenestration incorporates a variety of window designs, including arched and bay windows. Taylor Clay Brick supplied the masonry envelope, which is inspired by the Gothic façades of the seminary’s neighboring buildings.
Setbacks on the upper levels will be topped with private terraces for select units. The building also features several corner loggias.
Claremont Hall was made possible by a $125 million air rights sale by Union Theological Seminary. This deal also calls for infrastructure upgrades, improved ADA accessibility, exterior restoration for Hastings Hall, and a five-year, $5 million pledge for Morningside Heights community groups. Beyer Blinder Belle is handling renovations for Hastings Hall.
Homes will span between 700 to 2,765 square feet. Three penthouses on the upper levels will come with even larger floor plans and panoramic views of the city.
Residential amenities were designed in collaboration with CetraRuddy Architecture and include a library with walnut wood paneling, a dining room, a children’s playroom, a lounge with an attached outdoor terrace, a “maker’s room” for artists and creators, a fitness center, on-site parking, and an indoor swimming pool in the former seminary refectory that retains the original chandeliers and ceiling beams.
Calremont Hall is expected to achieve LEED Gold certification and finish construction later this year.