This handsome, 46-story condominium apartment tower was completed in 1999 as one of the major buildings in Donald Trump’s enormous redevelopment, known as Trump Place, of the former rail yards at the south end of Riverside Park.
Designed by Philip Johnson, it has 377 apartments.
The tower rises at the north end of its large base. The slightly taller tower just to the north, 220 Riverside Boulevard, an orange-brick tower with a circular top that was designed by Costas Kondylis and erected in 2003, has its tower rising from the south end of its large base. The asymmetrical positioning of the towers on their bases creates an interesting skyline modulation as most of the bases of the buildings are about the same height.
A full-service building, this has a concierge, a doorman, a garage, a health club, basement storage and central air-conditioning.
This handsome, 31-story condominium apartment tower was completed in 2003 as the northernmost building in Donald Trump’s enormous redevelopment, known as Trump Place, of the former rail yards at the south end of Riverside Park.
Designed by Costas Kondylis & Associates, it is notable for its curved base.
The tower has 170 apartments and commanding views of the Hudson River and much of Upper Manhattan.
Trump Place was a $3 billion, 75-acre project that calls for a total of about 5,700 apartments, about 140,000 square feet of retail space and a 21.5-acre park to be completed by about 2012 between 59th and 72nd Streets south of Riverside Park.
At one point, Mr. Trump planned to erect the world s tallest building at the south end of the site and hired Helmut Jahn, the flamboyant Chicago architect, to design it. The project, which at one point was called "Television City" when Mr. Trump sought to convince a major network to lease a lot of space at the project, ran into considerable community opposition. Mr. Trump had acquired the development rights many years before he finally won approval for the project in 1992 from the City Planning Commission.
Amtrak trains that run up along the Hudson River are in a tunnel at this site but the West Side Highway is elevated. The towers, however, are on a ridge so the highway’s obstruction of views is minimized.
There is a very handsome pier that extends, with sinuous curves, about 750 feet into the river close to this building.
There is an express subway station that was nicely renovated in 2003 at 72nd Street and Broadway and the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts is nearby to the project’s southern end.
Trump Place now has a major and impressive skyline along the Hudson River. As a group, the buildings are heavily influenced by the pre-war towers along Riverside Drive, which is not inappropriate. The existing buildings in the complex will be supplemented by more, many of which at the southern end will be developed by Extell, which acquired the properties from the Trump interests.