When Donald J. Trump eventually abandoned his plan to erect the world s tallest building on his sprawling Riverside South/Television City project on former railroad property between 59th and 72nd Streets along the Hudson River, who would have thought he would ever erect a mid-rise building?
This handsome apartment building at 120 Riverside Boulevard is the proof that Mr. Trump is not always scraping the sky. For him, it is a modest 21 stories in height. It is, however, not all that small as it contains 288 apartments. It is distinguished by a wide bow front.
Designed by Costas Kondylis & Partners and Philip Johnson Alan Ritchie Architects, it is located pretty much in the middle of the former Penn Yards property. Several taller residential towers were previously completed on the site by Mr. Trump to the north.
On October 13, 2004, Julia Vitullo-Martin, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, wrote the following op-ed article in The New York Post:
"A coalition of West Side groups claims it just served the public good by defeating Donald Trump’s plan to close the West Side Highway’s 72nd Street exit ramp. In fact, it wasn’t Trump’s plan, and the public has been disserved. The coalition has managed to abuse the environmental-review process to increase the odds of a West Side traffic nightmare. The battleground is the $3 billion Riverside South development - 5,700 apartments being built between 59th and 72nd Streets above the Hudson River. Virtually every detail of...