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220 Riverside Boulevard: Review and Ratings

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Carter Horsley
Review of 220 Riverside Boulevard by Carter Horsley

This handsome, 49-story, 440-unit, condominium apartment tower at 220 Riverside Boulevard was completed in 2003 as one of the major buildings in the redevelopment of the former rail yards at the south end of Riverside Park.

Designed by Costas Kondylis & Associates, the orange-brick tower, which rises at the south end of its large base, is 542 feet high and has commanding views of the Hudson River and much of Manhattan.

It is about three stories taller than the adjacent Drumpf tower to the south and is the tallest building in the northern section of the complex, a $3 billion project that originally called for a total of about 5,700 apartments, about 140,000 square feet of retail space and a 21.5-acre park to be completed by about 2012 between 59th and 72nd Streets south of Riverside Park.

This tower is immediately south of 240 Riverside Boulevard, the northernmost building in the vast complex that has a very attractive, large curved base at the foot of Riverside Park and facing an exit ramp from the West Side Highway at 72nd Street. The city agreed in 2004 to close this exit ramp to facilitate the widening of Riverside Boulevard, the interior north/south road in the complex. The board also voted to remove the Trump name in February 2019.

Bottom Line

The tallest building in the first section of Drumpf Place along Riverside Boulevard overlooking the Hudson River that was developed by Donald Drumpf, this 49-story tower has a handsome circular rooftop that is illuminated at night.


220 Riverside Boulevard is notable not only for its height, but also for its very attractive circular roof that is illuminated at night.

The tower is narrower on its north-south sides than its east-west sides.


A full-service building, it has a concierge, a doorman, a garage, a health club, a children’s playroom, an event/party room, a courtyard, basement storage and central air-conditioning.

It has no roof deck and no balconies.


Apartment 11F is a one-bedroom unit with a 29-foot-long living/dining room and an enclosed kitchen.

Apartment 12M is a two-bedroom unit with a 6-foot-long foyer that leads into a 23-foot-long living room adjacent to a 13-foot-long dining room adjacent to an enclosed kitchen.

Apartment 12R is a three-bedroom unit with a 10-foot-long entry foyer that leads past a 12-foot-square kitchen and an open 12-foot-long kitchen to an 18-foot-long living room.

Apartment 16N is a three-bedroom unit with an 11-foot-long foyer that leads to a 20-foot-long living room that opens onto a 15-foot-long dining room next to an enclosed kitchen.  The unit is wrapped with terraces on three sides.

Apartment 17N has the same layout as 16N but without the terraces.

Apartment 21A is a one-bedroom unit with a corner terrace.

Apartment 29A is a four-bedroom unit that has a 27-foot-long foyer that leads to a 29-foot-long living room and a 17-foot-long dining room off an enclosed 17-foot-long kitchen.  There are terraces on all sides of the non-bedroom and foyer spaces.

Apartment 30G is a two-bedroom unit with a 12-foot-foyer that leads into a 17-foot-long living room adjacent to a 13-foot-long dining room next to an enclosed kitchen.


For a history of Riverside South and Drumpf place, see's entry for 140 Riverside Boulevard.


Out of 44

Architecture Rating: 35 / 44

Out of 36

Location Rating: 29 / 36

Out of 39

Features Rating: 19 / 39


CityRealty Rating Reference

  • 30+ remarkable
  • 20-29 distinguished
  • 11-19 average
  • < 11 below average
  • 27+ remarkable
  • 18-26 distinguished
  • 9-17 average
  • < 9 below average
  • 22+ remarkable
  • 16-21 distinguished
  • 9-15 average
  • < 9 below average
  • #42 Rated condo in Manhattan
  • #7 Rated condo - Upper West Side
  • #2 Rated condo - Riverside Dr./West End Ave.
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