Meier, Viñoly + KPF Design Towers for "Waterline Square" Development in New York

Rafael Viñoly Architects, Richard Meier & Partners Architects, and Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) have been tapped to design towers for “Waterline Square,” a new luxury residential development located along the Hudson River in Manhattan’s Upper West Side. The three buildings will fit into five acre masterplan between West 59th and West 61st Streets on Riverside Drive, just two blocks north of BIG’s recently completed VIA 57 West.

From left, KPF’s Two Waterline Square, Viñoly’s Three Waterline Square, and Richard Meier’s One Waterline Square.. Image © Noe & Associates with The Boundary

“Waterline Square brings together three of the world’s most prominent and respected architects to create a world-class destination for residential living,” said James Linsley, President of GID Development Group. “Together, we are transforming one of the last remaining waterfront development sites on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, into a new, vibrant neighborhood. This design and development team has created the most innovative, comprehensive, and cohesive residential experience in New York City.”

The three buildings, One Waterline Square by Richard Meier and Partners Architects, Two Waterline Square by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates and Three Waterline Square by Rafael Viñoly Architects, share a common aesthetic, complementing one another with articulated facades, outdoor spaces and faceted crowns.

Also on site will be more than 100,000 square feet of sports, leisure, and lifestyle amenities, as well as a 3 acre landscaped park connecting to the adjacent Hudson River Greenway, which will encompass tree groves, a great lawn, walking paths, a playground, fountains and waterfalls.

© Noe & Associates with The Boundary

Developed by real estate group GID, all three buildings will be constructed simultaneously, allowing future residents to enjoy a full, completed neighborhood upon moving in.

The project was spawned from previous plans for the Christian de Portzamparc designed “Riverside Center,” which stalled after receiving planning approval in 2010.

Construction on the project began in 2015, with closings expected to begin in late 2018.

You can check out the development’s teaser site, featuring a fly-through animation, here.

News via GID.

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Cite: Patrick Lynch. "Meier, Viñoly + KPF Design Towers for "Waterline Square" Development in New York" 18 Nov 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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