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This 32-story condo will rise near Morningside Heights’s seminary campus

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The 183-unit building will tower over its neighbors and offer views of Central Park and Midtown Manhattan

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Developer Savanna has unveiled the very first rendering for the Vandewater—a 32-story condo building set to rise adjacent to the Jewish Theological Seminary’s (JTS) Morningside Heights Campus.

Construction on the condo, which is located at 543 West 122nd Street, next to the JTS’s former library building, is already underway. The project is located between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue, and when complete, residents here will have views of the Hudson River, Central Park, and Midtown Manhattan, according to the developer.

“The Vandewater brings the best of luxurious New York City living into a charming neighborhood with a rich history,” said Chris Schlank, managing partner at Savanna.

The 32-story condo will have a total of 183 apartments that will come in one through four-bedroom variants. The building was designed by Incorporated Architecture and Design (INC) with SLCE Architects on board as the executive architect. In addition, Savanna has hired Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates (MVVA) as the landscape architect.

Residents at the Vandewater will have access to 24,000 square feet of amenities including a Wright Fit gym. There will also be private gardens, outdoor dining, and a landscaped motor court.

The project was first announced a little over two years ago when Savanna inked a nearly $100 million deal with JTS for property and air rights. JTS will use the funds to revamp its campus and prepare it for the 21st century, which includes building a performing arts space, a new residence hall and a library (among other features), all to be designed by Tod Williams and Billie Tsien.

The condo building, Savanna revealed last year, takes its name after the original name of Morningside Heights: Vandewater Heights. Sales and marketing at the Vandewater are being handled by Halstead Property Development Marketing.