21 West End

Location
21 West End Avenue, New York, New York
Role
Design Architect & Technical Delivery
Type
Mixed-Use / Commercial, Residential Rental
Status
Completed 2016
Scale
755,000 sq. ft., 43 Stories, 616 Units

This mixed-use residential project represents the first of many new buildings comprising the remaining southernmost parcel of the original Riverside South development, a site additionally complicated by an active and functioning below-grade rail line requiring extensive superstructure coordination.

At 43 stories and 768,690 square feet, the building comprises 616 studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom rental apartments, in addition to 22,000 square feet of retail space, a 117,000-square-foot public school with library and gym (K–8), and a highly curated amenity package that includes a private restaurant, indoor pool, sauna, yoga, and the usual components of full exercise and wellness programs.

In addition, a full 127 units at 21 West End are dedicated to affordable housing for low-income families. The evolving amenity program of the building has included an archaeology exhibition (“The Riverside Project”) and is now home to New York City’s largest digital sculpture—“Luci.”

 

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