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NEW YORK CITY—Scheduled to open this spring, the developer GID’s massive Waterline Square in Manhattan’s Upper West Side will feature three residential towers. With Hudson River views, located on Riverside Boulevard from W. 59th to W. 61st streets, the 2.1 million square-foot, luxury condominium project is now also offering a half-pipe skate park. It’s the first one (at least that GlobeSt.com has heard about) to be built in a New York City residential development.
The skate park is 42-feet long and four feet high, with a 10-foot mini ramp, ready to amp up speed and elevation. It’s designed by the award-winning SITE Design Group, who is behind the skateboarding facility at Stars and Stripes Park near Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City, OK and the Linda Vista Skatepark in San Diego, CA.
The Waterline Square skate park will have a lounge area for socializing and watching the skateboarders, a sound system with DJ deck, and a large screen TV for video games. This will be within the 100,000 square-foot Waterline Club, an extensive sports and leisure shared amenity space designed by the Rockwell Group.
The five-acre mega-complex will include 263 residential units.
One Waterline Square at 10 Riverside Boulevard is designed by Richard Meier and Partners Architects. At 37 stories, it will be 429-feet tall, with 530,000 square feet.
Two Waterline Square at 30 Riverside Boulevard is designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates. With 38 stories, it will be 397-feet tall, with 1.12 million square feet.
Finally, Three Waterline Square at 635 W. 59th St. is designed by Rafael Viñoly Architects. Rising to 35 stories, 391-feet tall, it will be 443,000 square feet.
As a retail component, in Two Waterline Square, the Cipriani family is developing a 28,000 square-foot food hall. It will be fashioned by London-based interior designer Martin Brudnizki.
To fund the development, in November 2016, GID closed on a $2.3 billion loan, a record-breaking residential construction package in New York City. And it’s not just the ramps that have grown steeper with skateboarding. Prices at Waterline Square start at about $2 million.
Betsy Kim is the bureau chief, East Coast, and New York City reporter for Real Estate Forum and GlobeSt.com. As a lawyer and journalist, Betsy has worked as the director of editorial and content for LexisNexis Lawyers.com, a TV/multi-media journalist for NBC and CBS affiliated TV stations in the Midwest, and an associate producer at Court TV.
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