Work is wrapping up on Waterline Square, a three-tower residential complex from GID Development Group on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Situated along the Hudson River between West 59th Street, West 61st Street, and Freedom Place South, each building was designed by a prominent architectural firm: One Waterline Square by Richard Meier & Partners with interiors by Champalimaud; Two Waterline Square by Kohn Pedersen Fox with interiors by Yabu Pushelberg; and Three Waterline Square by Rafael Viñoly with interiors by Groves & Co. Hill West Architects served as the executive architect for the master plan.
GID Development Group has officially launched apartment leasing within Waterline Square, a five-acre development that includes a trio of distinct high-rise buildings and lush landscaping throughout. The $2.3 billion development is perched along the Hudson River on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and was designed by a world class team of architects including Rafael Viñoly, Kohn Pedersen Fox, and Richard Meier.
Waterline Square’s trio of towers are finally looking like their renderings. Aside from the construction hoist and a few odd windows, each building has its façade fully installed from the ground up. Once complete, the nearly 1,200-unit project will span five acres, and is being marketed as an effective mini-neighborhood enclave within the Upper West Side, with its own open park and retail market. GID Development Group is responsible for the project.
The southwestern blocks of the Upper West Side have been in a state of constant flux over the past few years, with several major developments either wrapping up or breaking ground across the last wide-open spaces remaining in the neighborhood. Perhaps the largest project within this area is GID Development’s Waterline Square, formerly known as Riverside Center, where construction on three new buildings is now pushing upwards and into the skyline.
Extell Development and The Carlyle Group have sold two development sites within the Riverside Center mega-development, in Lincoln Square, to GID Development for $264.865 million. The properties include 10 Riverside Boulevard and 639 West 59th Street, and the previous developers have already filed applications for residential buildings. Earlier this year, YIMBY reported on plans for a 36-story, 288-unit building at 10 Riverside. And over the summer, we brought you news of plans for a 34-story, 244-unit residential building at 639 West 59th Street. Both buildings will have small retail components, and Goldstein Hill & West Architects is the architect of record. Commercial Observer was the first to report on the sale.