The American Bible Society at 1865 Broadway (61st street) has been demolished and the architect has released the first official rendering of the building slated to rise on the spot.
It’s set to rise 33 stories — a six-story lower podium, with 27 stories on top of it — and have 180 apartments, according to CityRealty, which posted the rendering above. The developer is AvalonBay and the architect is Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.
“Per the new rendering, the rigorous neo-Brutalist exterior bares many similarities to the site’s prior building that just so happens to have also been designed by SOM…Permit filings indicate that amenities will include a fitness center and swimming pool, a game room, several lounges, a communal pantry, a roof terrace, bicycle parking and tenant storage. Above the eighth level, there will be no more than 4 apartments per floor, and upper-level apartments will capture glimpses of Central Park and the Hudson River.”
The top floors might have park views, but the lower floors are likely to have views that look more like this.
Here’s the site as it looks today:
Bottom photo by Ernie Fritz.