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120 Riverside Boulevard: Review and Ratings

Carter Horsley
Review of 120 Riverside Boulevard by Carter Horsley
Carter Horsley Carter B. Horsley, a former journalist for The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune and The New York Post. Mr. Horsley is also the editorial director of CityRealty.com.
 

This handsome apartment building at 120 Riverside Boulevard between 65th and 66th Streets is proof that Mr. Trump is not always scraping the sky. For him, it is a modest 20 stories in height. It is, however, not all that small as it contains about 275 condominium apartments.

Designed by Costas Kondylis & Partners and Philip Johnson Alan Ritchie Architects, it is located pretty much in the middle of the former Penn Yards property. Several taller residential towers were previously completed on the site by Mr. Trump to the north. These buildings are referred to as Trump Place projects. 

This building was completed in 2005.

Mr.Trump eventually sold the southern section of the large development to Extell Development, which commissioned Mr. Kondylis to design several towers and had Christian de Portzamparc design the southern end that Extell then named Riverside Center.

Bottom Line

This large, but not too tall tower has a site close to the south end of Trump’s Trump Place development and his usual complement of many amenities and stunning river views.

Description

The center portion of the building’s façade facing the Hudson River is slightly curved and recessed, and the building has three setbacks, the top one of which is curved. It is topped with a circular rooftop element.

The building, which has a stone and dark glass façade, has a large dark entrance surround around its entrance marquee.

Amenities

The building has a doorman, a live-in superintendent, a gym with a swimming pool, a children’s playroom, a billiards and screening room, a large entrance marquee and a roof deck.

Apartments

Apartment 9N is a one-bedroom unit that has a 6-foot-long entry foyer that leads past a pass-through kitchen to a 22-foot-long living/dining room.

Apartment 6A is a one-bedroom unit with a 7-foot-long entry foyer that leads past a pass-through kitchen to a 20-foot-long living dining room.  The unit has a 26-foot-long terrace entered from the bedroom.

Apartment 15NR is a two-bedroom unit with an entry foyer that leads past a pass-through kitchen to a 20-foot-long living room.

Apartment 5D is a two-bedroom unit with an 8-foot-long entry foyer across from a pass-through kitchen to the 20-foot-long living/dining room.

Apartment 16D is a two-bedroom unit with an 8-foot-long entry foyer that leads past an enclosed kitchen to an 18-foot-long living/dining room that opens onto a 17-foot-long angled and divided terrace.  A slightly wide, divided terrace with accessed from the master bedroom.

Residence S on floors 10 through 15 is a two-bedroom unit that has a 9-foot-long entry foyer that leads to a 13-foot-long angled gallery that leads to a 20-foot-long living room and 12-foot-long dining area adjacent to a pass-through kitchen.

History

For the history of Trump Place, see City Realty’s entry for 140 Riverside Boulevard.

Rating

30
Out of 44

Architecture Rating: 30 / 44

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29
Out of 36

Location Rating: 29 / 36

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17
Out of 39

Features Rating: 17 / 39

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9
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85

CityRealty Rating Reference

 
Architecture
  • 30+ remarkable
  • 20-29 distinguished
  • 11-19 average
  • < 11 below average
 
Location
  • 27+ remarkable
  • 18-26 distinguished
  • 9-17 average
  • < 9 below average
 
Features
  • 22+ remarkable
  • 16-21 distinguished
  • 9-15 average
  • < 9 below average
  • #34 Rated condo - Upper West Side
  • #15 Rated condo - Riverside Dr./West End Ave.
 
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