On his blog, Prudential Douglas Elliman broker Ilan Bracha writes about a meeting with Extell last week in which the megadeveloper laid out the specifics of its Riverside Center project. And what specifics they are! Bracha points us to an official website for the long-awaited development (currently a parking lot; formerly owned by Trump), boasting renderings and site plans galore. Riverside Center is the massive final piece of Extell's "Riverside South" buildings north of 59th Street along the West Side Highway, and is made up of five towers designed by architect Christian de Portzamparc (the tallest being 53 stories) and 3.2 acres of open parkish space.
Previous reports said four of the towers would be residential and one commercial, but the Riverside Center website now says all five will be residential, with both market-rate and affordable housing stuffed inside. The project was approved for a $613 million loan before the world ended, and will also feature retail, dining, underground parking, a movie theater, and maybe an elementary school. Oh, and did we mention the water scrim?the sweet, sweet water scrim? Do click through the gallery for the full reveal.
· Riverside Center [riversidecenternyc.com]
· West Side Story [Bracha Blog]
· Extell Moving Ahead With Five-Tower 'Riverside Center' [Curbed]