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Town meets gown in Morningside Heights
REAL ESTATE • FOUND Development
Here is Claremont Hall, a polished, 41-story, 165-unit condo tower designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects, nearing completion in studious Morningside Heights. Stern, known for bringing classical panache to otherwise thoroughly modern apartment buildings (see: 15 Central Park West), got to play with two nearby references here: the nearby Riverside Church and the Union Theological Seminary, to which the tower is conjoined. Indeed, the project is a mixed-use development borne of a collaboration between the (Columbia-affiliated) Seminary and the developer, Lendlease, who paid $60 million for the air rights in 2017.
Four of the building’s apartments went into contract in the past week, per Marketproof, including #36A, a 3BR/3.5BA condo asking $4.995M. Of the tower’s three penthouses, #PH41, a 4BR/4BA with a long terrace fronting the Hudson River closed earlier this year having asked $10.25M. Residency is set for this fall, salvation not included.