By AP Connolly
It’s been the most sought-after place to live for decades. If you’ve seen a leafy, residential neighborhood depicted on TV or in the movies, there’s a good chance it was the Upper West Side. It’s where Jerry made his home on Seinfeld (and in real life, too). The Upper West Side is loved by many because of the local flavor and the fact that the area is home to people from around the world and across all generations.
The addition of Waterline Square represents an unprecedented approach to urban living and is precisely what the GID Development Group had in mind when they commissioned three architect firms to design an iconic collection of luxury residential buildings to complete one of the last remaining waterfront development sites on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Picture three high rise towers on the Hudson River, all grounded within a new park and covering nearly five acres between West 59th Street and West 61st Street where Midtown meets the Upper West Side. The three acres of park situated at the center of Waterline Square are a picture of beauty featuring manicured lawns, sculptural fountains and a children’s playground. The sky-high state of the art designed luxury condos ranging in size from one to four bedrooms feature robust amenity offerings and combine with the new park setting to create a special place to live.
The three glassy towers complement one another in their articulated facades, outdoor spaces and faceted crowns, and collectively create a bold architectural statement set against the backdrop of the New York City skyline. Waterlines Square’s beautiful interiors were designed by a dream team of interior designers who have each brought a new aesthetic to the development, including Champalimaud Design, Yabu Pushelberg, and Groves & Co.
One Waterline Square (Richard Meier & Partners Architects)
Here, Meier’s signature precision is reflected in the undulating glass and metal facade that offers visual interest from each exposure. At the top of the building, elegantly proportioned condominiums are graced with high ceilings, large banks of windows, and a rich selection of handpicked materials.
Two Waterline Square (Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates)
The impressively scaled architecture is accentuated by a series of ascending set-back terraces at the top and a gracious porte cochère arrival at ground level. At the pinnacle of Two Waterline Square’s river-facing tower are its thoughtfully designed condominiums. High ceilings and oversized windows frame the remarkable water and skyline views, and the light-filled interiors enhanced with a rich selection of natural materials throughout, providing a truly refined sense of home.
Three Waterline Square (Vinoly)
Designed by lauded architect Rafael Viñoly, this tower stands proudly at the southeast corner of Waterline Square savoring the full landscape of the park at its base and meeting the sky with its dramatic crown. The faceted glass form is like no other, as visually arresting as masterful architecture can be. Condominiums are characterized by carefully expressed corners and gently sloping exterior walls, which fully optimize the water, park, and skyline views that surround these upper floors. Indulgent materials, layered with a modern hand, culminate in condominiums that offer stylish comfort and celebrate the captivating architecture.
All three towers feature one to four bedrooms ranging from $1.875 to $17 million.
Waterline Square provides a variety of residential lifestyle opportunities throughout its three residential towers. The amenity offering at Waterline Square is one of the largest and most comprehensive in New York City. The development’s extraordinary shared amenity program, The Waterline Club, connects all three buildings and has been designed by David Rockwell’s famed hospitality group, Rockwell Group. The incredible space features more than 100,000 square feet of best-in-class sports, leisure, and lifestyle amenities, including the first skate park inside a residential development in New York City and the first indoor, regulation-size tennis court at a residential development in New York City. There is also a beautifully landscaped, 2.6-acre park designed by Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects at the heart of the development.
Completing the comprehensive lifestyle offered at the development, Waterline Square will be home to two exceptional culinary offerings. Located within Two Waterline Square will be Cipriani’s first-ever large-scale culinary experience in the world. Featuring interior design by legendary hospitality designer Martin Brudnizki, the 28,000-square-foot concept will feature a multi-faceted food and beverage experience complete with a food and retail market with many specialty food counters, Cipriani’s largest bar in the world and a full-service restaurant. Additionally, Three Waterline Square will be home to renowned Mexican-inspired restaurant Empellón, from James Beard Award-nominated chef and founder Alex Stupak. The restaurant, scheduled to open in late 2019, will feature 3,298 square feet of interior space and 1,619 square feet of exterior space with a total of 140 seats.
For more information on Waterline Square, visit waterlinesquare.com.