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All photography of Radio.181 via The Rinaldi Group All photography of Radio.181 via The Rinaldi Group
This summer, the critically acclaimed film In the Heights presented the rich history and culture of Washington Heights. The neighborhood is also known for its great food and easy access to parks, but not for luxury living or as a hotbed of retail and hospitality. However, developer Youngwoo & Associates is undaunted. Radio.181, a ground up mixed-use tower located at 2420 Amsterdam Avenue (on the corner of West 181st Street) is winding down construction, as photos from general contractor Rinaldi Group show.
At over 260 feet high, Radio.181 (previously known as Radio Tower & Hotel) is one of the tallest buildings in Washington Heights. Architect of record Stonehill and Taylor describes the project as a 221-room hotel within an L-shaped mid-rise structure connected with a 22-story commercial office building. The design by Dutch architecture firm MVRDV deconstructs a typical Washington Heights block, reassembles it vertically, and incorporates building colors like those found in the neighborhood.
2420-Amsterdam-Avenue-07 Rendering via MVRDV
2420-Amsterdam-Avenue-Hotel Rendering via Workshop/APD
The building is set back from 181st Street to provide a landscaped hotel arrival, which will flow seamlessly into a central courtyard. Workshop/APD is the interior designer, and early renderings show rooms and a lobby that would be right at home in a hip downtown hotel.
2420-Amsterdam-Avenue-06 Rendering via Loopnet
The office component of Radio.181 will comprise 20 floors and 149,526 square feet of Class A office space. According to marketing materials from Loopnet, the spaces will feature ceilings from 12 to 17 feet high, flexible floor plates, and windows on three sides. Availability is estimated to start in September 2021.
In addition to the hotel and offices, Radio.181 will bring 8,000 square feet of corner retail space, 8,800 square feet of event and meeting facilities with outdoor terraces, and two rooftop restaurants and bars to the neighborhood. It will also offer underground parking, but the office marketing materials cite its excellent proximity to the 181st Street 1 and A trains, the George Washington Bridge, and seven bus lines.

Local Listings
2360-Amsterdam-Avenue-01 The New Amsterdam via Brown Harris Stevens
From the listing: This modern two-bedroom, two-bathroom unit welcomes you with an open layout and views facing High Bridge Park and beyond. Sun drenched unit with exposures facing east and south. Enjoy your morning coffee or dinner on your spacious balcony. The primary bedroom features a private full bath. The bathrooms and kitchen are sleek and elegantly designed. The kitchen features stainless steel appliances, maple cabinetry, granite counter-tops and Italian ceramic floor tiles. Tax abatement until 2035, and six months free common charges! See floor plan and full details here.

160-Wadsworth-Avenue-01 160 Wadsworth Avenue via Corcoran
From the listing: Welcome to this sun-filled renovated top floor beauty in Washington Heights. The southeast-facing 3-bedroom corner unit condo comes equipped with an open kitchen design, recessed lighting, dishwasher, and stackable WASHER/DRYER IN UNIT! The unit's double exposure views giving amazing city views. Make the third bedroom into a home office, workout room, or art studio! See floor plan and full details here.

804-West-180th-Street-Washington-Heights-01 804 West 180th Street via Corcoran
From the listing: Enjoy feeling like you're living in a downtown loft space in Hudson Heights. Apartment #62 at 804 West 180th Street delivers that downtown style. This is a top floor 2-bedroom corner unit facing north and west. It's bathed in light all day long with a stunning view of the George Washington Bridge. You'll love the open floorplan, great for entertaining. Enter through a long hallway perfect for displaying artwork. The kitchen is a work of art that will delight any cook; no detail was overlooked here! See floor plan and full details here.

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