Riverside Center is a long-stalled five-tower complex in the West 60s along the Hudson River, but two-fifths of its major structures are coming along nicely. One West End Avenue shall have really pricey condos, affordable apartments in a separate but connected building (with a really nice poor door), and lovely amenity spaces; it'll look like a stone building grew a cantilevered glass tumor. Meanwhile, slightly farther north at 60th Street, 21 West End Avenue is rising, slated to open in spring of 2016. Via a Times story on the (slow) progress of the development, the 43-story, 616-unit rental building has unveiled its new look, courtesy of SLCE Architects. It's rendered above, showcasing "boxy glass and masonry sections stacked like children's blocks and "a cubelike section on stilts." More interesting, the rental, developed by Dermot Company and AFL-CIO Building Investment Trust, released projected pricing and a rundown of its own amenities.
21 West End Avenue will include apartment types from studios to three bedrooms, and 127 out of the 616 are earmarked affordable. (No word on its poor door, though, but they will be scattered throughout the building and not separated as in 1 West End Avenue.) The remainder of the apartments, though, won't be so affordable: $90 per square foot, according to the Times, which means that a studio would be $3,700/month. They'll have washer/dryers, stainless steel appliances, and walk-in closets, and, that's apparently "similar to rents charged at other ground-up luxury towers on the nearby Upper West Side," but yowza.
For all that cash, there will be 30,000 square feet of amenities, including a 60-foot pool and a fitness center with yoga studios. Those market-rate renters had best be swimming in money.
· Sewing Up a Loose End on West End [NYT]
· 21 West End Avenue coverage [Curbed]
· One West End Avenue coverage [Curbed]
· Riverside Center coverage [Curbed]