A slew of documents have been filed with the DOB for 1047 Amsterdam Avenue, which will add two residential structures to West 113th Street. Per Curbed, The Brodsky Organization is developing the towers, while the architect of record is Handel. The site is located adjacent to The Cathedral of Saint John the Divine.
1047 Amsterdam Avenue will measure nearly 331,000 square feet in total; the bulk of the space will be dedicated to residential, with permits indicating the tower will hold 428 apartments, spanning 15 floors. Approximately 1,500 square feet of space will be occupied by a community facility, as well.
St. John’s has run into controversy over its plans, though the church has committed to preserving the undeveloped portions of its land following the construction of 1047 Amsterdam Avenue. The new building will sit over the quarry pits previously used for the cathedral’s stone, which could mean St. John’s will remain perpetually unfinished.
Rising 149 feet in total, the residential tower will be quite close to the cathedral, and will nestle into the northern end of the site, along 113th Street. Given Handel’s track record, the development should be contextually sensitive, and early renderings look to confirm that notion. While not totally similar, the first glimpse does bear some semblance to 170 Amsterdam Avenue, and 1047 Amsterdam Avenue’s exterior should be similarly appealing, and unique.
Per DNA Info, Brodsky’s 99-year lease will generate $5 million for St. John’s per year, allowing the cathedral to remain open. The development will have two components — with a visual gap, so the church’s transept remains visible — and the buildings will be connected by stairs. No completion date has been announced.
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