The Lincoln Center skyline is about to change dramatically. Next door, the expansion of Fordham's Upper West Side campus already includes a new 22-story law school building and dorm, and now the real show is set to begin. After buying a chunk of Fordham's land for $125 million earlier this year, developer Glenwood Management is already gearing up to break ground on a 54-story, 339-unit rental tower, DNAinfo reports. The address is 160 West 62nd Street, right across the street from Lincoln Center's Damrosch Park and its Fashion Week tents. Plans for the skyscraper were filed this month, and though nothing has been approved, we can still preview some of the details.
According to the Schedule A filed with the New Building permit, amenities in the tower will include a bike room, attended parking garage, residents' lounge, kids' room, gym, locker rooms, lap pool and "spa whirlpool." There will also be retail on the ground floor. As for the apartments, it sounds like a big penthouse is in the works: There's just one duplex unit planned on the top two floors. The architect is the prolific Stephen B. Jacobs Group, and in the absence of a rendering we've taken the biggest Jacobs project we're familiar with, Williamsburg's Edge, and very professionally Photoshop'd it into the corner of West 62nd Street and Amsterdam Avenue. A perfect fit!
The height of the tower shouldn't shock the locals, including the folks who live in the Alfred tower already on the superblock, who fought Fordham's expansion plans. There were previously plans for a 57-story building on this spot, before developer Douglaston Development (also of Edge fame) dropped out of the deal.
· Landlord Pays $25M Extra to Turn Fordham Lot Into High-Rise [Curbed]
· Fordham Ready to Lay Down the Law on Lincoln Center [Curbed]
· High-Rise Plans Underway at Fordham's Lincoln Center Campus [DNAinfo]