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Meier, Viñoly, KPF’s Upper West Side complex is beginning to take shape

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Each one of the three starchitect-designed buildings is already several stories above ground

Two Waterline Square rising in the foreground. One and Three Waterline Square under construction directly behind.
Photos courtesy Field Condition.

The five-acre site between West 59th and 61st streets, being designed by a triple threat of starchitect power into Waterline Square, is beginning to take shape. The soon-to-be residential enclave will consists of three buildings, simply named One, Two, and Three Waterline Square and will offer a mix of condos and rental apartments. In a new set of photos from Field Condition, the buildings are in their earliest stages of development but are nevertheless beginning to change Manhattan’s constantly shifting waterfront, with each building already rising several stories above ground.

Not only did GID Development tap a few of the biggest names in architecture to each design one of the towers, they recruited an equally big A-list of interior designers to partner with the architects to bring their projects to life from within.

One Waterline Square, is being designed by Richard Meier, with interiors by Champalimaud, and is taking shape on West 59th Street near the Hudson River. Kohn Pedersen Fox is charged with designing Two Waterline Square with interiors by Yabu Pushelberg and will stand along 61st Street while Raphael Viñoly’s Three Waterline Square is rising near the intersection of West 59th Street and Freedom Place South, with interiors by Groves & Co.

Many details remain under wraps but the project is expected to offer 100,000 square feet of amenities and condos are expected to launch sales any day now.