TALLEST TOWERS

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THE HEIGHTS OF ABSURDITY

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SOME LIKE IT NOT

 

 

 

The tallest buildings in the Bloomingdale and Morningside Heights neighborhoods are listed below. Except for Riverside Church, which became operational in 1930, all of them were constructed after World War II. The Bloomingdale-Morningside Heights neighborhood has one of the best collections of pre-war apartment buildings in the world. Most of these buildings are approximately 150 to 160 feet tall in accordance to the maximum height allowed by the zoning plan adopted in 1916.

 

Height in Feet

       396                      Ariel East apartment building at 2628 Broadway, between 99th and 100th

                                    streets

 

       392                      Riverside Church at 490 Riverside Drive at 121st Street

 

       391                      The Vanderwater apartment building at 543 West 122nd Street, 32 stories,

                                    completed in 2019

 

       340                      Ariel West apartment building at 245 West 99th Street

 

       330                      560 Riverside Drive, at St. Clair Place/125th Street

 

       320                      The Columbia at 275 West 96th Street, 35 stories

 

       315                      808 Columbus Avenue, 30 stories