The Vandewater stands north of Columbia University behind the Jewish Theological Seminary. It is a new 385-foot-tall residential tower with over 300,000 square feet of space, and 183 condominiums spread over 33 floors. Designed by Incorporated Architecture & Design, the overall appearance of the building utilizes a mix of glass and stone panels with a rigid grid of windows and columns all the way to the top. Minor setbacks towards the top of the main bulk of the tower will be used as outdoor terraces for some of the residential units. The top mechanical floors are capped and enclosed with wrap-around stone panels.
Inside, there will be 24,000 square feet of amenities that include a motor court, a fitness center, private landscaped gardens, and shared outdoor dining space. Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates (MVVA) is in charge of the landscape designs.