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Columbia University continues to embark on its significant expansion of the Manhattanville campus, located just a few blocks northwest of its main Morningside Heights campus. Several impressive buildings have already been unveiled on this new campus, including The Jerome L. Greene Science Center, The Lenfest Center for the Arts, and, most recently, the Henry R. Kravis Building and the Ronald O. Perelman Center for Business Innovation at Columbia Business School.
The university has also topped out on one of the most prominent additions to the uptown skyline—a 34-story tower rising at 600 West 125th Street and the southwest corner of Broadway. Set to open in 2024, this tower will accommodate 142 apartments for graduate students and faculty. Select faculty apartments will offer private terraces, and residents will have access to amenities such as a 150-space bike room, storage facilities, a fitness center, and lounges on the second and sixth floors, complete with terraces.
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600-West-125th-Street-01 Rendering via Renzo Piano Building Workshop / CetraRuddy Architecture via Columbia University
Designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop with CetraRuddy as the executive architect, the tower incorporates design and sustainability principles akin to those observed in the neighboring Manhattanville campus. It boasts a high-performance facade, vegetated roofs, stormwater retention, optimized equipment efficiency, and an enhanced Clean Construction program, all contributing to its pursuit of LEED Gold certification.
The tower's exterior features vertical, multi-pane rows of operable and non-operable windows, adding an intriguing quality to its scale. The tower is set back from Broadway in three substantial setbacks and will be crowned by industrial-like flues, paying homage to the area's once-thriving manufacturing history.
View of the tower base from 125th Street and Broadway
600 West 125th Street in September 2023 600 West 125th Street in September 2023
 
 
 
 
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Notably, the project stands adjacent to the arched elevated subway station of the 1 line, which has been seismically engineered to account for the nearby 125th Street/Manhattanville Fault. This fault has been associated with historical seismic activity, including an earthquake in 1737, as well as smaller events in 1981 and 2001. Also of note, the tower replaces a well-known McDonald’s drive-through, which is expected to return within the new building, occupying 5,000 square feet on the ground floor, albeit without drive-through service.

Local New Development Listings
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From the listing:
This sprawling 2,079 sf four bedroom, 3.5 bathroom has a gracious foyer with five closets, and a large open vented kitchen featuring a speed oven and wine cooler.

Highlights include the grand corner living/dining area, abundant closets and a windowed third bathroom. The master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom with a dramatic shower/tub wet room, and double vanity, and a large walk-in closet. There is also a powder room and side-by-side vented laundry.

Enjoy amazing views from every room in the apartment.
See floor plan and full details here.

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From the listing:
Find that extra space in this terrific and smartly crafted one-bedroom with home office floorplan. This sophisticated, oversized floorplan is a rare offering, comprised of a separate home office complete with an adjoining closet, a 20' long by 13' wide grand living room space and a wide chef's kitchen with breakfast bar with a waterfall drop. The large wall of windows bring in wide open, blue skies, which fill the apartment with its breadth and openness. See floor plan and full details here.

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From the listing:
On the 2nd Floor, Unit 1B at 52 Convent Ave is a furnished 1 bed 1 bath apartment in a fairly new condo building that uses European numbering. Very close to Columbia University, The City College of New York, and the Manhattan School of Music. The open kitchen gives way to a large living room/dining room area offering endless furniture placement possibilities. 15-year tax abatement! See floor plan and full details here.

99-Morningside-Avenue-01 All images of 99 Morningside Avenue via Halstead
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From the listing:
Welcome to 99 Morningside Avenue (375 West 123rd Street), Residence 8B, where luxury living meets serene natural beauty. This sophisticated three-bedroom residence boasts a generous floor plan, highlighted by a sprawling 183-square-foot south-facing terrace that offers captivating views of Morningside Park. The terrace seamlessly merges with the spacious Great Room, creating a harmonious indoor-outdoor living experience.See floor plan and full details here.

100-Claremont-Avenue-01 Rendering of 100 Claremont Avenue via Robert A.M. Stern Architects
Construction is just about finished on Claremont Hall, a new condominium tower located within the Union Theological Seminary's Morningside Heights campus and set to become the tallest structure north of Central Park. The sale of air rights allowed the seminary to finance a multi-million-dollar renovation of the 119-year-old school, and the design by Robert A.M. Stern Architects features a limestone facade and large picture windows. Residential units start on the eighth floor, and amenities include a fitness center, pool, lounge, bike room, and on-site parking.

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