The views from the upper floors of the Woolworth Building have been seldom seen since its construction, but now that the tower is partially transforming into residences, YIMBY has an inside look at what New York City looks like from the top of one of its oldest and most iconic Downtown skyscrapers.
Scaffolding for 250 West 81st Street on the Upper West Side has been completely dismantled. The exterior limestone and brick curtain wall at the corner of West 81st Street and Broadway fully stands out in the sunlight. The 209-foot-tall residential tower is designed by Robert A. M. Stern Architects and developed by Alchemy Properties while Stribling Marketing Associates manages sales. The 18-story structure yields 31 condominiums, averaging 2,700 square feet apiece. There are two- to five-bedroom units with prices ranging from $3.8 million to $15.7 million. The site is located two blocks from the 1 train at the 79th Street subway station.
Alchemy Properties, alongside Daishin Securities, successfully acquired the site of 378 West End Avenue for $158 million last week, which will eventually become the home of a ground-up 19 story condominium building on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. It will be combined with a new 12-story structure, in conjunction with landmarks approvals, to be built at 260-262 West 78th Street, the former location of The Collegiate School.
YIMBY has the latest on progress at the Robert A.M. Stern Architects-designed 250 West 81st Street, on the Upper West Side, which has finally topped-out at 209 feet, right on schedule. The new building fits neatly in the neighborhood, with a myriad of classical sensibilities embellishing the façade as well as the interiors. Alongside the topping-out, a slew of new interior renderings have also been revealed.
Earlier this fall, YIMBY checked in on the Robert A.M. Stern Architects-designed 250 West 81st Street as it was just climbing above street level, at West 81st Street and Broadway, on the Upper West Side. New renderings for the project have since appeared, giving a substantially better view of what the classically-minded new development will look like, and the pace of construction has also picked up, as per the latest photos from Chused.