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February 6, 2024

These were NYC's top-selling buildings in January 2024 by contracts signed

CityRealty

While the overall Manhattan sales market has been sluggish the past year and a half, in light of elevated interest rates, 2024 got off to a healthy start in terms of contract signings with 679 deals signed in Manhattan, a nearly 30% jump year-over-year. The biggest signing was at Central Park Tower, the world's tallest residential building, where a duplex penthouse sold north of $100 million. The gigantic 12,557-square-foot residence on the 107th and 108th floors had a last sticker price of $149.5M.Extell's latest skyscraper-ing tower also made a strong showing with four deals averaging over $11 million each.

Claremont Hall officially shattered Morningside Heights' apartment price record last month with the closing of a nearly $10 million sale of its penthouse. Now ready for immediate move-ins, the Robert A.M. Stern Architects-designed building continues to gain buyers' interest and racked up ten contract signings last month, the most out of any single building in the city.

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February 2, 2024

Music to Our Ears: New development NYC condos with practice rooms for singing, jamming, and playing instruments

CityRealty

On Sunday, February 4, the Grammy Awards will air on CBS and Paramount+. Native New Yorkers Ice Spice, Lana del Rey, Bebe Rexha, and Nas were among this year’s nominees, and the ceremony highlights are expected to include performances by Joni Mitchell, Billy Joel, SZA, Billie Eilish, Dua Lipa, Olivia Rodrigo, and a duet of “Fast Car” by Tracy Chapman and Luke Combs.


These performers have clearly been plying their craft for years; but despite an abundance of world-famous performance venues, prestigious music schools and conservatories, and highly acclaimed instructors, music is not the easiest hobby or profession to pursue in New York. The close quarters and thin walls of many apartments mean the neighbors aren’t likely to be appreciative of even the most masterfully played musical instrument early in the morning or late at night – some buildings even have rules saying musical instruments cannot be played during certain hours. There are several practice rooms for rent throughout New York City, but this can get costly and not even provide all the required equipment. So what’s the aspiring musician to do?

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January 30, 2024

Lendlease, LMXD and Daiwa House Texas commence closings at Claremont Hall - designed by RAMSA

New York Real Estate Journal

Lendlease, LMXD and Daiwa House Texas Inc. have commenced closings at Claremont Hall, the luxury condominium tower designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects (RAMSA) in Morningside Heights. As the building wraps up construction, four new model residences ranging in size from one- to three-bedrooms have been unveiled.

All of the building’s 165 residences feature views, ceiling heights, oversized windows and European white oak flooring. The open chef’s kitchens are perfect for those who love to cook and entertain, appointed with a Bosch appliance package, custom RAMSA-designed Italian cabinetry, Calacatta Laza quartz countertops and chrome fixtures and hardware. All of the homes feature primary bedrooms with walk-in closets and marble clad ensuite baths with custom vanities.


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January 30, 2024

$503M in Manhattan sales led by One57 aerie; New price record shattered for Morningside Heights

CityRealty

Design trends, "it neighborhoods," and amenity fads come and go, but Central Park views remain in demand among luxury buyers -- three of last week's top five sales enjoy direct views of New York's backyard.

That was especially true of the week's top sale: The full-floor Residence #83 at One57 enjoys incredible Central Park frontage from the 60-foot Great Room. It also boasts a reimagined eat-in kitchen, a south-facing home office that can become a fifth bedroom, a super-luxe south-facing primary suite, and an upgraded home automation system that includes motorized shades on the floor-to-ceiling windows. It entered contract with an asking price of $34 million in November 2023 and ultimately closed for $30,535,000.

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January 25, 2024

Old Meets New at Manhattan Condo Tower

Multifamily Executive

Situated within the campus of Manhattan’s Union Theological Seminary (UTS), Claremont Hall is a new 41-story, mixed-use condominium tower with 165 units. The development group, including Lendlease, LMXD, and Daiwa House, worked with Robert A.M. Stern Architects to design the high-rise, which offers views of the Hudson River, Central Park, and Midtown, and preserve the façade of the former refectory building.

While the luxury building boasts an impressive suite of amenities, designed in partnership with architecture and interior design firm CetraRuddy, one of the project’s notable highlights is its indoor pool. As a former refectory for seminary students and faculty, the pool is surrounded by soaring Gothic ceilings with detailed beam work, original chandeliers, intricate windows, and a fireplace focal point. With modern yet earthy colors, textures, and materials, along with a balance of classical and contemporary furniture, the firms created a design scheme that merges Old World influences with a fresh sensibility.

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January 12, 2024

25 New York City condos with indoor pools to make a splash all year round

CityRealty

At the beginning of 2024, Governor Hochul and Mayor Adams announced a series of swimming-related projects to help people learn to swim and keep them safe in the water. Among them was that they would commit a combined $16 million to +POOL, a non-profit that has been working to create a floating, self-filtering pool for the East River since 2010.

+POOL’s plus sign-shaped design has four different sections: a lap pool, a sports pool, a kiddie pool, and a lounge pool. The filtration system has been likened to a giant strainer for the way it removes bacteria and contaminants within the walls, leaving swimmers with only fresh water. Over the years, the team at +POOL has run online and in-person fundraisers, met with city officials, worked with engineers and designers, and scouted locations. They received approval to proceed with due diligence for the project on the south side of Pier 35 in May 2021, and this round of funding marks the most significant step.

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December 10, 2023

RAMSA’s Claremont Hall Wraps Up Construction In Morningside Heights, Manhattan

New York YIMBY

The 22nd-tallest building on our annual year-end countdown is Claremont Hall, a 466-foot-tall mixed-use tower currently completing construction at 100 Claremont Avenue in Morningside Heights, Manhattan. Designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects along with SLCE Architects and interior designer CetraRuddy Architects, and developed by Lendlease, Daiwa House Texas, and LMXD, the 41-story structure spans 354,000 square feet and yields 165 condominium units in one- to four-bedroom layouts, as well as classrooms, office space, and faculty housing for Union Theological Seminary. The project also involves renovations to the school’s Hastings Hall by Beyer Blinder Belle. Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group is leading sales and marketing and Lendlease is the general contractor for the property, which is located by the corner of Claremont Avenue and West 122nd Street.

Exterior work has wrapped up since our last construction update in early April, when the construction hoist was still attached to the slender northern profile. The ensuing gap in the façade has since been filled in and finishing touches have concluded on the ground floor along Claremont Avenue. Some minor landscaping work is still ongoing as crews near the finish line on the building’s interiors.

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December 6, 2023

New developments with private dining rooms to host holiday gatherings and celebrations all year

CityRealty

The first night of Hanukkah falls on December 7, and Christmas is two and a half weeks later. It is a time to get together with friends and family, but the modern New York apartment is not always conducive to the dinner parties that accompany holiday celebrations. The open floor plan that fills every inch of the space with light and air also puts dirty dishes in the open kitchen on full display, and the typical size of a New York City apartment imposes a limit on the number of guests that can be invited. It’s no wonder that some opt to celebrate at a restaurant instead, but the cost of this can add up quickly.

However, a middle ground has taken shape. In modern new buildings where apartments have been designed with open living/dining/kitchen areas, the amenity package has begun to incorporate private dining rooms that can be reserved for large celebrations. Some diners opt to literally leave the mess behind and bring their homemade food to the dining room, while others make the most of the catering kitchen that often accompanies this space. It is often situated in the heart of the amenity suite near a game room, TV lounge, and/or terrace, allowing for entertainment options beyond the meal.

Below, we look at a selection of new Manhattan condos that include private dining rooms among their amenities. They are located near some of the city's most popular restaurants, but the high-end finishes, intimate atmosphere, and sheer convenience may mean some will prefer to have their celebrations here instead.

The design of Claremont Hall pays respectful tribute to the historic Gothic-style architecture of the surrounding Union Theological Seminary, but the interiors and amenities were designed to appeal to the modern buyer. The Library & Dining Hall features a table with seating for 16 as well as a pantry for catering and chef services.

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November 30, 2023

Eye-Catching Model Residences Unveiled at Claremont Hall in Morningside Heights: See Them

West Side Rag

Lendlease, LMXD and Daiwa House Texas Inc. recently announced the commencement of closings at Claremont Hall, the highly anticipated luxury condominium tower designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects (RAMSA) in Morningside Heights. As the building wraps up construction, four new model residences ranging in size from one to three bedrooms have been unveiled, boasting unparalleled views, spacious and flexible layouts, and thoughtful design details that merge the history of the neighborhood with modern living.

All of the building’s 165 residences feature sweeping views, generous ceiling heights, oversized windows and European white oak flooring. The state-of-the-art open chef’s kitchens are perfect for those who love to cook and entertain, appointed with a Bosch appliance package, custom RAMSA-designed Italian cabinetry, Calacatta Laza quartz countertops and chrome fixtures and hardware. All of the homes feature primary bedrooms with walk-in closets and marble-clad ensuite baths with custom vanities.

Claremont Hall recently unveiled new pricing, which now starts at $1.195 million for one-bedroom homes and $1.725 million for two-bedroom homes. The Claremont Hall sales team hosts open houses on Sundays from 12-2 p.m. For more information or to schedule a tour, email sales@claremonthall.com, call 929-588-7832 or visit claremonthall.com.

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November 14, 2023

Lendlease, LMXD and Daiwa House initiate sales at Claremont Hall

New York Real Estate Journal

Manhattan, NY Lendlease with LMXD, an affiliate of L+M Development Partners, and Daiwa House Texas Inc., have commenced closings at Claremont Hall in Morningside Heights.

Situated within the campus of Union Theological Seminary (UTS), the 41-story, mixed-use condominium building was designed by architecture firm Robert A.M. Stern Architects (RAMSA) with amenities and lobby arrival designed in partnership with CetraRuddy.

Located at 100 Claremont Ave., Claremont Hall presents 165 condominiums for sale ranging from one to four bedrooms.

Claremont Hall provides 54,000 s/f of modern classrooms, academic offices and faculty-designated apartments. The new building is targeting the U.S. Green Building Council standards for LEED Gold Certification. RAMSA designed Claremont Hall in collaboration with UTS to integrate with the broader campus and surrounding neighborhood.

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November 1, 2023

Lendlease, LMXD and Daiwa House Announce Closings at Claremont Hall

Mann Report

Lendlease, LMXD (an affiliate of L+M Development Partners) and Daiwa House Texas Inc., announced that closings have commenced at Claremont Hall in Morningside Heights.

Situated within the campus of Union Theological Seminary (UTS), the 41-story, mixed-use condominium building, designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects, provides residents with majestic views of the Hudson River, Riverside Park, Central Park and Midtown Manhattan.

Claremont Hall buyers can choose from 165 condominiums for sale ranging from one to four bedrooms.

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October 30, 2023

Closings underway at Morningside Heights' tallest building

CityRealty

Rising 41 stories from the distinguished campus of Union Theological Seminary, Claremont Hall is a new landmark that seamlessly connects the academic and cultural tradition of Manhattan's West Side with enlightened contemporary living. With soaring Gothic style, several setbacks, and a dramatic crown envisioned by New York’s most celebrated architect, Robert A.M. Stern, Claremont Hall combines expansive park, city and river views, with bright modern residences at a historic location over a century in the making. A penthouse in the building set a new price record for Morningside Heights at the beginning of 2023, and closings have recently commenced.

October 24, 2023

Transforming Morningside Heights: Claremont Hall’s Grand Debut

Salon Prive

Claremont Hall, a remarkable 41-story mixed-use condominium building in Manhattan’s Morningside Heights, is a testament to the vision and dedication of global integrated real estate group Lendlease, L+M Development Partners’ affiliate LMXD, and Daiwa House Texas Inc.

This transformative project is situated within the prestigious Union Theological Seminary (UTS) campus, offering an unparalleled blend of history, academia, and modern living. Designed by the iconic New York architecture firm Robert A.M. Stern Architects (RAMSA), Claremont Hall has started welcoming its new residents. This article delves into the distinctive features and the profound impact of this development on the Morningside Heights neighbourhood.

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October 23, 2023

Closings Begin At Claremont Hall In Manhattan’s Morningside Heights

New York YIMBY

Recently developers Lendlease, Daiwa House, and LMXD, an affiliate of L+M Development Partners, announced condominium closings at Claremont Hall. The 41-story mixed-use condominium tower was designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects and SLCE Architects with CetraRuddy Architects on some interiors, and features 165 new condominiums in the Morningside Heights enclave of Upper Manhattan.

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October 10, 2023

Claremont Hall: A Harmonious Blend of Historic Architecture and Wellness in Morningside Heights

Off The MRKT

In the serene neighborhood of Morningside Heights, Claremont Hall emerges as a sanctuary that seamlessly intertwines wellness and historic architecture, offering condo buyers a unique residence that nurtures both the body and soul. Nestled within the 100-year-old Union Theological Seminary (UTS) campus, this new condo building not only boasts a plethora of wellness-oriented amenities but also serves as a testament to the sublime Gothic Revival architecture, providing a tranquil and spiritually enriching environment.

Claremont Hall is a marvel of architectural finesse, where discerning architecture enthusiasts can bask in the grandeur of soaring cathedral ceilings in the lobby and the elegant Gothic-inspired arched windows of the residences. The subtle nods to Gothic Revival architecture throughout the building serve as a calming backdrop, offering residents spaces that inspire reflection and spiritual connection amidst the bustling city.

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September 29, 2023

NYC’s Housing Market Starts to Lure Back International Shoppers

Bloomberg

International house hunters have slowly been making their way back to New York after an extended pandemic hiatus, according to a real estate company that works with new developments.

About 32% of Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group’s prospective buyers in August reported that their primary homes were outside the US, up from 20% in August 2022. That’s the highest level since the third quarter of 2019, before the pandemic.

“There’s change in the overall market after waiting three and a half years,” said Kelly Kennedy Mack, president of Corcoran Sunshine. “We’ve seen a very slow build over the past year of international traffic creeping up, and now it’s climbing at a much faster clip.”

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September 27, 2023

Union Theological Seminary buys luxury condos for $24M

Crain's

Morningside Heights-based Union Theological Seminary recently acquired 27 condominium units in the newly built high-rise at 100 Claremont Ave. The Columbia University-affiliated seminary paid $24 million for the apartments at the 354,000-square-foot building, according to records filed with the city register.

The 41-story building, known as Claremont Hall, is located on the seminary’s grounds. It includes 165 condominiums, a 48-foot swimming pool, a gym, a library, a residents lounge, and 54,000 square feet of classroom and academic office space immediately adjacent to the James Memorial Chapel.

The seminary acquired the units, on the fourth through ninth floors, Sept. 15, according to a property transfer filed with the city register 10 days later. Carolyn Clendenin, a spokeswoman for the seminary, said the units will be occupied by faculty, and it is working on acquiring an additional condo.

Sales at Claremont Hall began in Spring 2022, and marketing materials for the building say one-bedroom units start at $1.3 million.

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September 6, 2023

Unveiling Claremont Hall: Luxury Condos with History

Salon Privé Magazine

Nestled within the historic Union Theological Seminary (UTS) campus in Morningside Heights, Claremont Hall not only presents an array of lavish amenities for its residents but also pays homage to the majestic Gothic Revival architecture, creating an environment conducive to inner reflection and contemplation, away from the bustling heart of New York City.

Claremont Hall, a collaborative masterpiece brought to life by Lendlease, LMXD (an affiliate of L+M Development Partners), and Daiwa House Texas, Inc., stands as a testament to architectural excellence. Designed by the renowned Robert A.M. Stern Architects (RAMSA), this exceptional residence seamlessly marries modern living with the historic essence of the UTS campus.

Every nook and cranny of Claremont Hall echoes the resplendence of the Gothic Revival era. Discerning architecture enthusiasts will be captivated by the lofty cathedral ceilings gracing the lobby and the opulent Gothic-inspired arched windows that adorn the residences.

“Claremont Hall is a carefully designed tower that speaks to the history of the campus and neighbourhood it resides in,” said Sargent Gardiner, Partner at RAMSA. “We paid meticulous attention to how design interacts with materials, lighting, and craftsmanship to establish an atmosphere that’s calming and contemplative and an environment that references history in a modern way where residents can truly feel at home.”

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August 9, 2023

Summer doldrums hit NYC new dev sales

The Real Deal

New York’s new condo market got lost in the lazy days of summer in July, as sales dipped below a pre-pandemic average for the first time in months.

“The market cooled off from June into July,” said Marketproof CEO Kael Goodman, “but is still outperforming its historical year-to-date numbers by a wide margin.”

Sales of new inventory has been a bright spot in the New York market, with many recent homebuyers locked in the golden handcuffs of low mortgage rates — an outcome of federal policy meant to blunt the economic impact of the pandemic.

The second-best seller in Manhattan was Claremont Hall, an offering by Lendlease and L+M affiliate LMXD in Morningside Heights that put 9 apartments in contracts. Also launched in June 2022, the building has since sold 21 of 165 units.

With fewer resales and prolonged higher interest rates, developers can fish in a larger pool of buyers. “With the fall sales season now in sight, we forecast that demand for new dev will accelerate in coming months,” Goodman added.

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July 13, 2023

Lendlease and Morningside Heights Community Leaders celebrate $425,000 granted to local nonprofits

Lendlease

Lendlease, a global integrated real estate group, along with the Union Theological Seminary (UTS), a 180-year-old center of theological education; the Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS), a leading academic and spiritual center founded in 1886, and the Morningside Heights Community Coalition (MHCC), a leading neighborhood advocacy and community development organization based in Northern Manhattan, announced today $425,000 in grants distributed to local organizations through the Morningside Heights Community Fund (MHCF). To celebrate this milestone, Lendlease gathered with MHCC and other community leaders at the MHCF Community Impact Breakfast hosted at Barnard College.

MHCF consists of funds deposited by Lendlease; LMXD, an affiliate of L+M Development Partners; and Daiwa House Texas, Inc. under a joint community investment agreement with UTS, as well as a donation from the JTS. Since 2020, the New York Community Trust (NYCT), fund administrator, has awarded four rounds of grants to 29 local nonprofit organizations as part of an ongoing investment in the Morningside Heights neighborhood.

“Our collaboration with MHCC to help establish MHCF underscores our commitment to the Morningside Heights community. Through this partnership, we are excited to celebrate these impressive local nonprofits and their positive community impact,” said Monique Henley, Executive General Manager, Development, East Coast Region, Lendlease.

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July 9, 2023

A Sanctuary in the City: New York’s Newest Condos

Salon Privé Magazine

New York City is renowned for its remarkable residential condo developments, but only a handful truly stand out among the rest.

These exceptional properties not only boast exquisite interiors and upscale amenities but also offer residents incredible private outdoor spaces. Whether it’s a tranquil spot to read a book, bask in the sunlight, or admire the mesmerizing views of the city, these condos provide stunning urban oases that rise above the bustling streets below.

Claremont Hall: A Harmonious Blend of Gothic Revival and Modern Luxury

Nestled within the Morningside Heights neighbourhood, Claremont Hall sits on the campus of Union Theological Seminary. This 41-story mixed-use condominium, developed by Lendlease in collaboration with LMXD (an affiliate of L+M Development Partners) and Daiwa House Texas, Inc., was designed by the renowned Robert A.M. Stern Architects. The architectural design echoes the Gothic Revival character of the original campus while incorporating modern elements to appeal to contemporary tastes.

The residences at Claremont Hall boast high ceilings, oversized windows that flood the spaces with natural light, European white oak flooring, and state-of-the-art open kitchens equipped with top-of-the-line Bosch appliances. Select units feature private outdoor terraces or loggias that offer unparalleled views of Midtown and the Hudson River.

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July 3, 2023

New Luxury Condos in Manhattan with Breathtaking Outdoor Terraces

Lux Exposé

With the arrival of the warm months, there’s nothing quite like the luxury of relaxing in a private outdoor space, surrounded by breathtaking views. In New York City, several outstanding residential condo developments not only offer exquisite interiors and upscale amenities but also boast incredible private outdoor terraces. These urban oases provide the perfect escape from bustling city life, allowing residents to unwind and enjoy the beauty of nature.

Let’s explore a selection of new luxury buildings throughout Manhattan that feature the best outdoor terraces and loggias for a truly remarkable living experience.

Nestled on the campus of Union Theological Seminary in Morningside Heights, Claremont Hall stands tall as a 41-story mixed-use condominium with 165 units. Developed by Lendlease, LMXD (an affiliate of L+M Development Partners), and Daiwa House Texas, Inc., this architectural marvel was designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects. Inspired by the Gothic Revival style of the original campus, Claremont Hall seamlessly blends timeless charm with modern sensibilities.

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May 17, 2023

Your guide to Morningside Heights: A college town in a city neighborhood

6sqft

Bookended by Morningside and Riverside Parks on a high plateau in Upper Manhattan, Morningside Heights is tucked between the neighborhoods of Manhattanville to the north and Manhattan Valley to the south. The neighborhood’s street boundaries are Morningside Drive to the east, 125th Street to the north, 110th Street to the south, and Riverside Drive to the west, with Broadway as its main commercial thoroughfare. Morningside Heights is also considered to be part of Harlem–with the Upper West Side just below. To use a bookend analogy is fitting: Morningside Heights is the largest student neighborhood in New York City; it is this distinction that provides the city neighborhood with its college town vibe.

Rising 41 stories from the Union Theological Seminary campus, the Claremont Hall luxury condominium tower has taken its place as a new landmark on Manhattan’s West Side. Celebrated residential architect Robert A.M. Stern’s interpretation of gothic architecture combines expansive park, city, and river views, with modern condominium residences finding a place within a historic location.

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April 19, 2023

Enjoy Unobstructed Views and Gracious Outdoor Terraces at Luxury Manhattan Condominium Tower Claremont Hall

West Side Rag

The Manhattan neighborhood of Morningside Heights – bounded by Morningside Park to the east, 125th Street to the north, 110th Street to the south, and Riverside Park to the west – has been referred to as the “Academic Acropolis,” both for its proximity to prestigious colleges and universities, as well as its position at the summit of a hill. This location elevates the neighborhood from the rest of the city, while being close enough to Midtown to offer residents spectacular, unobstructed views of the skyline. One of the best places to enjoy these views is from the luxury NYC condominium tower, Claremont Hall.

Claremont Hall’s homes feature enhanced ceilings, oversized windows and European white oak flooring. The state-of-the-art open kitchens are appointed with Bosch appliances, custom RAMSA-designed Italian cabinetry with a choice of a classic Bianco or modern Grigio finish, Calacatta Laza quartz countertops and chrome fixtures and hardware. The true standout residences are those select few that feature private outdoor terraces or charming loggias many of which offer unmatched views of Midtown, Riverside Park and the Hudson River.

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April 19, 2023

Uptown Manhattan's Finest Luxury Condos: Experience Sky-High Living that Rivals Observation Decks

OffTheMRKT

For luxury home buyers who crave the tranquility of Uptown Manhattan while still enjoying breathtaking Midtown skyline views, the latest wave of residential condo developments has the perfect solution. Discover a selection of innovative properties throughout Upper Manhattan that seamlessly blend the awe-inspiring vistas of popular observation decks with the comfort and intimacy of home. Get an exclusive look into the minds of the designers and developers behind these architectural marvels, and explore a range of spectacular homes currently on the market.

Claremont Hall

Situated on the campus of Union Theological Seminary in Morningside Heights, Claremont Hall is a 41-story mixed-use condominium with 165 units including a mix of one- to four-bedroom homes. Claremont Hall was developed by Lendlease together with LMXD, an affiliate of L+M Development Partners, and Daiwa House Texas, Inc. and designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects to echo the Gothic Revival character of the original campus while adapting to modern tastes.

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April 19, 2023

Enjoy Unobstructed Views and Gracious Outdoor Terraces at Luxury Manhattan Condominium Tower Claremont Hall

I Love the Upper West Side

The Manhattan neighborhood of Morningside Heights – bounded by Morningside Park to the east, 125th Street to the north, 110th Street to the south, and Riverside Park to the west – has been referred to as the “Academic Acropolis,” both for its proximity to prestigious colleges and universities, as well as its position at the summit of a hill. This location elevates the neighborhood from the rest of the city, while being close enough to Midtown to offer residents spectacular, unobstructed views of the skyline. One of the best places to enjoy these views is from the luxury NYC condominium tower, Claremont Hall.

Located on the campus of the historic Union Theological Seminary in Morningside Heights, Claremont Hall offers 165 one- to four-bedroom homes situated in an inspiring 41-story tower designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects. The stone and brick edifice reflects the Collegiate Gothic character of the original campus while adapting it to modern tastes. Claremont Hall was developed by Lendlease together with LMXD, an affiliate of L+M Development Partners, and Daiwa House Texas, Inc.

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April 4, 2023

Claremont Hall: Beautiful homes in Morningside Heights' tallest tower

CityRealty

Rising 41 stories from the distinguished campus of Union Theological Seminary, Claremont Hall is a new landmark that seamlessly connects the academic and cultural tradition of Manhattan's West Side with enlightened contemporary living. With soaring Gothic style, several setbacks, and a dramatic crown envisioned by New York’s most celebrated architect, Robert A.M. Stern, Claremont Hall combines expansive park, city and river views, with bright modern residences at a historic location over a century in the making.

The tower is targeting LEED Gold certification and contains 165 one- to four-bedroom condos on top of the classrooms, academic offices, and faculty-designated apartments for Union Theological Seminary. All units feature high ceilings, oversized windows, sweeping views, European white oak flooring, and state-of-the-art open kitchens. Select units have private terraces or loggias.

Residential amenities include a gracious lobby, a walnut-paneled library, a grand dining room, a children's playroom, a creative maker's room, a fitness center, and a residents' lounge with terrace. The former refectory has been transformed into an indoor pool with Gothic ceilings and original chandeliers and ceiling beams.

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April 3, 2023

Exterior Work Continues On RAMSA’s Claremont Hall At 100 Claremont Avenue In Morningside Heights, Manhattan

NY YIMBY

Exterior work is getting closer to completion on Claremont Hall, a 41-story residential tower at 100 Claremont Avenue in Morningside Heights, Manhattan. Designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects and SLCE Architects and developed by Lendlease, Daiwa House Texas, and LMXD, an affiliate of L+M Development Partners, the 354,000-square-foot building will yield 165 condominium units in one- to four-bedroom layouts as well as new classrooms, office space, and faculty housing for Union Theological Seminary. Lendlease is the general contractor for the property, which is located by the corner of Claremont Avenue and West 122nd Street.

Additional elements have been added to the Gothic-inspired dark brick and stone façade since our last update in early September, including dark metal railings around the lower setbacks and on the pocketed private loggias on the corners of the upper floors. The construction elevator is still attached to the northern elevation, but should begin disassembly soon as interior work wraps up.

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March 30, 2023

A Condo Tower Grows at Union Theological Seminary in Morningside Heights

Commercial Observer

When Union Theological Seminary realized it would need $150 million to renovate its early 20th century Gothic Revival campus in Manhattan’s Morningside Heights, its administrators did what so many religious institutions in New York City have done: They turned to real estate developers for help.

And so it came to be that Lendlease, Daiwa House Texas and LMXD — an arm of L+M Development Partners — are developing a 41-story condo building on the seminary’s partially landmarked campus. It includes 165 market-rate condos, 29 faculty apartments and 54,000 square feet of classroom space for the seminary. The developers have covered the building, named Claremont Hall, in precast concrete colored to look like limestone and topped it with brick that aims to resemble the Manhattan schist covering the adjacent buildings.

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January 24, 2023

Claremont Hall Announces Record-Breaking $10.25 Million Penthouse Sale

LX Collection

Claremont Hall, the 41-story mixed-use condominium building designed by Robert A.M. Stern in Morningside Heights, has sold its first penthouse for $10.25 million, setting a record sales price for the neighborhood. Penthouse 41 spans an entire floor with four bedrooms, four-and-a-half bathrooms, a private elevator entrance, and a gas fireplace. The sweeping home also features European white oak flooring, oversized windows, an open kitchen with a Bosch appliance package, and panoramic views of the Hudson River and Central Park.

Of Claremont Hall’s 165 condominiums, 17 remain available with prices from $1.255 million for a one-bedroom home spanning 706 square feet to $6.75 million for a four-bedroom abode. Amenities include a walnut-paneled library and dining room, a children’s playroom, a creative maker’s room, a residents lounge with a terrace, a fitness center, and a stunning indoor pool.

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January 23, 2023

Morningside Heights Condo Tower Claremont Hall Announces Penthouse Sale, Achieves Record-Breaking Price

Real Estate Weekly

Lendlease, in partnership with LMXD and Daiwa House Texas, Inc., today announced its first penthouse sale at Claremont Hall, the city’s newest condominium opportunity in Morningside Heights. Penthouse 41, a full-floor 4-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom home including a gas fireplace, wet bar, private elevator entrance and outdoor space designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects (RAMSA), sold for $10 million – a record-breaking price for the neighborhood.

Penthouse 41 features sweeping 360-degree river and park views, generous ceiling heights, oversized windows and European white oak flooring. The three-exposure grand living room and spacious bedrooms overlook breathtaking sunrise and sunset views. The state-of-the-art open kitchen is appointed with a Bosch appliance package, custom RAMSA-designed Italian cabinetry with a classic Bianco finish, Calacatta Laza quartz countertops and chrome fixtures and hardware. The primary bathroom, adorned with marble mosaic tile, features custom RAMSA-designed Italian wood vanities, Kohler fixtures, Kallista fittings and chrome accents. In addition to a gas fireplace and wet bar, this is the only penthouse in the building with a private elevator entrance.

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January 21, 2023

$10M penthouse at Robert A.M. Stern’s Claremont Hall sets sales record for Morningside Heights

6sqft

A penthouse at a Robert A.M. Stern-designed tower in Morningside Heights is in contract for $10 million, marking a record for the Manhattan neighborhood. The full-floor residence sits atop Claremont Hall, a 41-story building located within the campus of Union Theological Seminary. Positioned at one of the highest points in the area, Penthouse 41 is a four-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bath home with stunning city, park, and river views.

The open-layout kitchen comes equipped with state-of-the-art appliances, custom cabinetry, quartz countertops, and chrome fixtures and hardware. The primary bathroom is clad in marble flooring, custom RAMSA-designed wood vanities, high-end fixtures and fittings, and chrome accents.

The residence is the only penthouse unit in the building with its own private elevator entrance. Additional perks include a wet bar and a fireplace.

All penthouses within Claremont Hall have their own private outdoor terraces of loggias that overlook the city, Hudson River, and Central Park.

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January 19, 2023

Lavish $10.25M uptown penthouse poised to break local NYC record

New York Post

A heavenly $10.25 million penthouse is in contract at Claremont Hall, on the grounds of Union Theological Seminary’s Morningside Heights campus in upper Manhattan.

The development has been decades in the making — and the penthouse is on track to set a record for the neighborhood upon closing.

The tower was developed with the institution, which, founded in 1836, is the oldest independent seminary in the US.

The 41-story, mixed-use luxury building, designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects, incorporates the facade of the seminary’s former refectory, built in 1908 in a Gothic Revival style.

The developer is Lendlease (of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum), LMXD (the new L+M Development Partners-affiliated firm) and Daiwa House Texas.

At 3,348 square feet, the penthouse comes with four bedrooms, 4½ baths and 433 square feet of outdoor space with stunning 360-degree views. Design details include a gas fireplace, a wet bar, an open chef’s kitchen and a private elevator entrance. There are also high ceilings, oversize windows and white oak floors.

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December 21, 2022

Construction Tour: Claremont Hall - 100 Claremont Avenue

Field Condition

Exterior wall installation is wrapping up at residential condo tower Claremont Hall in Morningside Heights from developers Lendlease, LMXD, and Daiwa House. Designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects, the 41-story tower sits within the block that holds the Union Theological Seminary and reflects the historic structure’s Gothic style in the design of the exterior wall.

When completed, the 354,000 square foot development will offer 165 condo residences ranging in size from one- to four-bedrooms. Residents will have access to a range of amenities that include a 48-foot multi-lane swimming pool in the original Union Seminary dining hall, the Gymnasium fitness center adjacent to the Union Seminary courtyard, the Rehearsal Hall multi-purpose music room, The Workshop arts and crafts space, The Little Castle children’s playroom, The Study residents lounge, The Library and Dining Hall, and Parkview Lounge and Terrace outdoor space.

Architect: Robert A.M. Stern Architects; Interiors: CetraRuddy; Construction: Lendlease Construction; Developers: Lendlease, LMXD, and Daiwa House; Program: Residential Condo; Location: Morningside Heights, New York; Completion: 2023.

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December 20, 2022

Check out 2022’s most valuable Manhattan condo projects

The Real Deal

For decades a city of rentals and co-ops, New York now has condos across town. And that trend figures to accelerate.

New York has condos in the sky and shaped like a sail. The future promises still more as lawmakers let a property tax break for rentals expire but kept the abatement for condominiums.

However, after a rip-roaring start to 2022, sponsor unit sales cooled as the Fed hiked interest rates and mortgage rates followed suit. The high end was largely unaffected as the ultra-rich continued to purchase in titanic projects such as the Aman New York, but merely-well-off buyers were more sensitive to financing costs.

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December 15, 2022

Vote for 6sqft’s 2022 Building of the Year!

6sqft

Following a year of records, rebounds, and recovery, the real estate industry in New York City went for a roller coaster ride in 2022. And while the luxury market is always shifting, it’s never boring. This year, we saw the resumption of projects brought to a stop by the pandemic, sales finally launching at the skyline’s newest darlings, and some of the city’s most creative architecture in years taking shape.

6sqft’s picks are down to 14 of the most notable residential projects this year. Which do you think deserves the 2022 Building of the Year title? Happy voting!

Within the campus of Union Theological Seminary in Morningside Heights, another NYC residential project designed by Robert A.M. Stern is underway. Claremont Hall is a 41-story mixed-use tower located at the highest point on Manhattan’s west side in Morningside Heights. The building boasts a Collegiate Gothic architectural style inspired by the surrounding area’s historic fabric.

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November 30, 2022

One For The Books: Residential Buildings With Luxe Reading Rooms

Forbes

Any avid reader readily grasps the appeal of a frigid autumn or winter evening. Given the chill outside, no excuse is required for relaxing inside with a good book. And of course relaxing with a good book is what the reader would prefer regardless of season or weather. Developers of select high-profile, high-end New York City residential communities understand reading experiences are rendered all the more enjoyable in sumptuous settings characterized by plush seating and inviting illumination. This is why cozy reading rooms are becoming a prized amenity among Big Apple bibliophiles.

Among all the reading rooms in New York City, there’s likely none more “library like” than the Study at Claremont Hall, in the Manhattan neighborhood of Morningside Heights. Given its cheery fireplace, overstuffed sofa, wingback chairs and understated elegance, the comfy room is as atmospheric as a classic Ivy League alumni club. Designer CetraRuddy crafted the room to exude the scholarly vibe of its neighborhood.

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October 24, 2022

Sargent Gardiner of Robert AM Stern Architects: Five Things You Need To Create A Highly Successful Career As An Architect

Authority Magazine

As a part of my series about the ‘Five Things You Need To Know To Create A Highly Successful Career As An Architect’, I had the pleasure of interviewing Sargent Gardiner.

Sarge Gardiner has been a fixture at Robert A.M. Stern Architects for more than 20 years, having first joined the firm in 2000 before becoming partner in 2008. Working at the crossroads of architecture, urban design, and landscape, Sarge has designed mixed-use projects, apartment towers, and master plans across the globe that are sensitive to local context and the natural environment. One of his most recent projects is Claremont Hall, a mixed-use condominium residence in New York’s Morningside Heights neighborhood.

Thank you so much for doing this with us! Can you tell us the “backstory” about what brought you to this particular career path?

I'm a city boy — born and raised in New York City — so from an early age, I loved buildings and was interested in urbanism. In fact, when I was nine years old I wrote a letter to Jimmy Carter about my ideas to improve the New York City Sanitation Department. I got in on it early.

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October 19, 2022

Claremont Hall Offers Luxury Condos in Historic Morningside Heights

I Love the Upper West Side

This past June, sales launched at Claremont Hall — a 41-story mixed-use condominium located within the Union Theological Seminary (UTS) campus in historic Morningside Heights.

Construction of the Robert A.M. Stern Architects-designed building — located at 100 Claremont Avenue at West 120th Street — is slated for 2023 completion, and this weekend, prospective buyers will have the chance to learn more about the building’s forthcoming one- to four-bedroom residences, which currently begin at $1,200,000.

Claremont Hall’s homes come with features including dramatic park and river views, high ceilings, oversized windows, European white oak flooring, and state-of-the-art open kitchens appointed with Bosch appliances.

Morningside Heights is often referred to as the “Academic Acropolis” for its proximity to a wide array of prestigious colleges and universities, as well as its position at the summit of a hill. Claremont Hall’s location within this context provides a once-in-a-generation opportunity for buyers to live immersed in the neighborhood’s rich history and academic culture.

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October 17, 2022

Claremont Hall: Esteemed Architecture, Curated Amenities and Vibrant Community in the Academic Acropolis

West Side Rag

Residents of Morningside Heights have watched as newcomer Claremont Hall, a transformative condominium tower, has risen from the campus of Union Theological Seminary (UTS), a globally respected 180-year-old center of theological education. The 41-story, mixed-use residential building designed by iconic New York architecture firm Robert A.M. Stern Architects (RAMSA) recently launched sales for its 165 condominium units, slated for completion in 2023.

Claremont Hall’s location in Morningside Heights – often referred to as the “Academic Acropolis” for its proximity to a wide array of prestigious colleges and universities, as well as its position at the summit of a hill – provides a once-in-a-generation opportunity for buyers to live immersed in the neighborhood’s rich history and academic culture. Located at 100 Claremont Avenue at the corner of West 120th Street, the building sits at the midpoint between Columbia University’s main campus and its $6 billion Manhattanville campus currently under construction on 125th Street. In addition to Columbia, the Broadway corridor in Morningside Heights is home to Barnard College, Teachers College, Bank Street College of Education, The City College of New York, Manhattan School of Music, Jewish Theological Seminary, and Union Theological Seminary. The result is an incredible community enriched by a constellation of inquiry, academic endeavors and innovation. For residents of the neighborhood, these colleges and universities are extraordinary resources for lessons, classes, lectures and performances.

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October 7, 2022

A Manhattan Aerie Takes in Views of the 200-Year-Old Theological Seminary Next Door

Mansion Global

This four-bedroom apartment is on the 39th floor of a new Robert A.M. Stern-designed condo tower rising above the Union Theological Seminary campus in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of Manhattan’s Upper West Side.

Mr. Stern and his firm, RAMSA, worked closely with the 180-year-old nondenominational divinity school associated with Columbia University on the design and build of the 41-story, 165-unit Claremont Hall building.

The project, with its brick-and-stone facade and cathedral windows, takes architectural cues from the seminary and nearby Riverside Church. The architecture firm CetraRuddy designed the common spaces and the amenities, and there will also be 54,000 square feet of classrooms, offices and faculty apartments in the building.

Claremont Hall “meets that need for people who are leaving that beautiful pre-war co-op, and the clanging pipes, and want to move to something modern but they’re not willing to trade into a glass tower,” said Sophia Cicilioni, the Claremont Hall sales director from Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group. “They’re looking for something more classic.”

Final construction on the building is wrapping up, with plans to deliver for occupancy in the first quarter of 2023, Ms. Cicilioni said. “People can take a hard hat tour and see the finishes.”

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September 27, 2022

Lendlease, LMXD, and Daiwa House Announce Launch of Sales at Claremont Hall

West Side Rag

Lendlease, a leading global real estate group, together with LMXD, an affiliate of L+M Development Partners, and Daiwa House Texas, Inc., today announced the launch of sales at Claremont Hall in Morningside Heights. Situated within the campus of Union Theological Seminary (UTS), a globally respected 180-year-old center of theological education, the 41-story, mixed-use condominium building – designed by iconic New York architecture firm Robert A.M. Stern Architects (RAMSA) – will provide residents with majestic views of the Hudson River, Riverside Park, Central Park and Midtown Manhattan and offer unparalleled access to the rich culture and academic community of the broader Morningside Heights neighborhood.

“With its world-class design, impressive suite of amenities, and unique location that exudes the vibrancy of Morningside Heights, Claremont Hall is truly a one-of-a-kind living experience,” said Brian Reardon, Vice President of Development, Lendlease Development. “We are thrilled to provide prospective residents with New York’s newest luxurious living opportunity situated amongst renowned academic institutions and iconic landmarks.”

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September 20, 2022

Sales Launch at Claremont Hall

I Love the Upper West Side

This past June, Lendlease, together with LMXD, an affiliate of L+M Development Partners, and Daiwa House Texas, Inc. launched sales at Claremont Hall, a new 41-story mixed-use condominium designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects and situated within the Union Theological Seminary (UTS) campus in the historic neighborhood of Morningside Heights.

The tower, located at 100 Claremont Avenue at the corner of West 120th Street, was designed in a Collegiate Gothic architectural style, so as to integrate it with its surrounding campus.

Residents will have unparalleled access to the rich culture and academic community of the broader Morningside Heights neighborhood, while the building will provide them with sweeping views of Central and Riverside Parks, the Hudson River, and Midtown Manhattan.

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September 12, 2022

Four New Family-Friendly Residential Towers in NYC with Imaginative Children’s Playrooms

Off The MRKT

With NYC children returning to school this month and working parents back to the post-Labor Day grind, families throughout the city are once again assessing how well their living situations work for their routines. Work-from-home spaces are certainly cropping up in residential buildings, but what about dedicated areas for the youngest residents to play, create and imagine?

Claremont Hall
Situated on the campus of Union Theological Seminary in Morningside Heights, Claremont Hall is a 41-story mixed-use condominium with 165 units including a mix of one-, two-, three- and four-bedrooms. Construction is expected to be completed in 2023. Claremont Hall was developed by Lendlease together with LMXD, an affiliate of L+M Development Partners, and Daiwa House Texas, Inc. and designed by Robert A.M.. Stern Architects to echo the Gothic Revival character of the original campus while adapting to modern tastes. These themes of Old World influence with a fresh sensibility are present in the children’s playroom, one of the many interior amenities designed by CetraRuddy. With arched windows and a colorful yet earthy-toned interior filled with toys, slides and treats, the whimsical playroom evokes all the best of childhood, with the refinement of the historical site it sits upon.

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September 12, 2022

TRD Pro: NYC’s biggest condo filings in Q2

The Real Deal

Manhattan may be home to the priciest sellouts, but Brooklyn appears to be the land of opportunity for the city’s condominium developers.

The borough was home to nine of the city’s 10 largest condo filings accepted by the Attorney General’s office in the second quarter, with the projects combining for a $160.8 million projected sellout across 181 units.

Still, Manhattan claimed the top spot with L+M Development Partners affiliate LMXD, Daiwa House Texas and Lendlease’s 41-story mixed-use tower at 100 Claremont Avenue in Morningside Heights, adjacent to Columbia University’s Union Theological Seminary. The developers are aiming for a $133 million sellout across 165 residential units, according to the filing plan. They could face an uphill climb: Sales of new development condos citywide plummeted 30 percent last month, falling below pre-pandemic levels for the first time this year.

Last year, the developers secured a $250 million construction loan for the project, which was designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects and SLCE Architects, according to filings.

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September 5, 2022

Claremont Hall’s Façade Nears Completion At 100 Claremont Avenue In Morningside Heights, Manhattan

New York YIMBY

Construction is nearing completion on Claremont Hall, a 41-story residential tower at 100 Claremont Avenue in Morningside Heights, Manhattan. Designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects and SLCE Architects and developed by Lendlease, Daiwa House Texas, and LMXD, an affiliate of L+M Development Partners, the 354,000-square-foot structure will yield 165 condominium units in one- to four-bedroom layouts as well as classrooms, office space, and faculty housing for Union Theological Seminary. Lendlease is the general contractor for the property, which is located by the corner of Claremont Avenue and West 122nd Street.

At the time of our last construction update in October 2021, the reinforced concrete superstructure had recently passed the halfway mark and the Gothic-inspired dark brick and stone façade was beginning to rise above the podium levels. Since then, the tower has topped out and stands enclosed up to its flat parapet, with nearly all of the windows in place. The construction elevator remains attached to the narrow northern elevation, but should begin disassembly soon.

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August 18, 2022

Morningside Heights Gets That Much Higher

Curbed

It always comes as a surprise to discover that New York still has topography — that the old hills and ravines the Lenape trod still endure beneath their asphalt cloak. The 19th-century build-out of the street grid blasted away cliffs, smoothed grades, and buried streams, but did so incompletely. Anyone with an infirmity or a hangover registers the slope of an uphill block. Today, the word “Heights” in a neighborhood name evokes revolutionary battles but only acquires palpable significance during a flood, when stormwater flows away to the less fortunate lowlands. Rarely do those contours remain sharp enough to bestow character and shape development.

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August 11, 2022

The Urbanist Podcast: Negative Space

Monocle

We consider the empty space above the buildings in our cities and how best to utilise it.

Chapter 1: New York’s Claremont Hall

We meet Sargent Gardiner of RAMSA and Brian Reardon of Lendlease to hear how this project is exploring air rights as a way to tackle an urgent demand for more space in cities.

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August 11, 2022

Robert A.M. Stern’s Claremont Hall in Morningside Heights Launches Sales from $1.2 Million

LX Collection

A 41-story condominium building, situated within the campus of Union Theological Seminary (UTS) in Manhattan’s Morningside Heights neighborhood, has launched sales on its 165 one- to four-bedroom residences, with prices going from $1.2 million. Designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects, Claremont Hall will offer apartments with square footage between 700 and 2,765 square feet, along with three penthouses that measure even larger. The homes feature European white oak flooring, open kitchens with appliances by Bosch, oversized windows, and unparalleled views of the Hudson River and surrounding neighborhood. Select homes are slated to include private outdoor terraces or loggias that look out on the city’s skyline.

Once fully constructed, Claremont Hall will also provide approximately 54,000 square feet of classrooms, academic offices, and faculty-designated apartments. The new building is targeting the U.S. Green Building Council standards for LEED Gold Certification.

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August 9, 2022

Lendlease, Union Theological Seminary and Morningside Heights Community Coalition award $325,000 in grants from MHCF

New York Real Estate Journal

According to Lendlease, a global real estate group; Union Theological Seminary (UTS), a 180-year-old center of theological education; and the Morningside Heights Community Coalition (MHCC), a leading neighborhood advocacy and community development organization based in Northern Manhattan, $325,000 of grants have been awarded to date to community organizations from the Morningside Heights Community Fund (MHCF). The MHCF consists of funds deposited by Lendlease; LMXD, an affiliate of L+M Development Partners; and Daiwa House Texas, Inc. under a joint community investment agreement with UTS, as well as a donation from the Jewish Theological Seminary. Since the fund’s inception in 2018, the NYCT has awarded three rounds of grants to 24 local nonprofits as part of an ongoing investment in the Morningside Heights neighborhood.

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July 22, 2022

Architects Lean to Adaptive Reuse for NYC Buildings

Commercial Construction & Renovation

As climate change becomes an ever-larger factor in construction and architecture, both commercial and residential developers are looking towards adaptive re-use to reduce embodied carbon and bring new life to older buildings in New York City.

The best of these redevelopments includes thoughtful architectural details that tie the future of NYC to its history, with respectful updates that simultaneously modernize the structures and call back to their original designs.

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July 21, 2022

Construction Industry Hones In On Carbon Reduction To Build Greener

Bisnow

Challenges seem to mount for the construction industry with each passing year, most recently in the form of sky-high fuel costs and a nagging labor shortage, but operators are still chipping away at their decades-old quest to reduce their impact on the climate.

As an industry that fundamentally relies on the production and implementation of raw materials to create the built environment, construction has a big part to play in determining how green the future of real estate will be, a question that factors into society’s larger existential questions as climate change persists.

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July 11, 2022

The ABC’s of ESG

Commercial Property Executive

Meeting the demand for ESG investments means asset managers must track and disclose various metrics and stay flexible as it evolves, according to Sara Neff of Lendlease.

There are many ways for real estate companies to measure environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance. In fact, maybe too many. For those who want to remain relevant as investor interest in ESG grows, where to start?

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July 7, 2022

Claremont Hall begins sales in NYC's 'Academic Acropolis'

CityRealty

More than 100 years after the Union Theological Seminary’s campus rose in Morningside Heights, the English Perpendicular Gothic-style buildings are showing their age both inside and out. As is becoming increasingly common in New York, a much-needed, multi-million-dollar renovation is being financed through the sale of approximately 350,000 square feet of development rights to developer Lendlease Americas Inc. and Daiwa House Group.

The acquired air rights are being used to erect a 41-story mixed-use condominium and academic tower dubbed Claremont Hall and located at 100 Claremont Avenue, in the heart of the seminary's campus. A recent site visit saw the new tower standing out among the historic seminary towers and already a dominant fixture in the Morningside Heights skyline.

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June 22, 2022

Sales Launch For Claremont Hall Condominiums At 100 Claremont Avenue

New York YIMBY

Sales are now underway for Claremont Hall, a 41-story condominium property at 100 Claremont Avenue in Morningside Heights, Manhattan. Designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects (RAMSA) and SLCE Architects and developed in collaboration by Lendlease, Daiwa House Texas, and LMXD, an affiliate of L+M Development Partners, the building comprises 165 condominiums as well as classrooms, office space, and faculty housing for the Union Theological Seminary.

The façade at the lower levels exhibit a Gothic Revival character and ornamental stonework meant to evoke the character and history of the institution. Condominiums are positioned on the upper stories where the design studios drew similar inspiration.

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June 16, 2022

A Historic Refectory that Cameoed on ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Is Reimagined as a Luxe Residential Pool

Dirt.com

New York is nothing if not a city of change and, as such, is home to some of the finest examples of adaptive reuse (i.e., repurposing a property for a different application than it was originally intended) on the planet!

And now, a historic refectory (aka a formal dining hall) is being reconstituted as an indoor pool as part of Claremont Hall, a 41-story mixed-use tower currently being constructed on the grounds of Union Theological Seminary in Morningside Heights.

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June 16, 2022

Lendlease, LMXD and Daiwa House Announce Launch of Sales at Claremont Hall

Real Estate Weekly

Lendlease, a leading global real estate group, together with LMXD, an affiliate of L+M Development Partners, and Daiwa House Texas, Inc., today announced the launch of sales at Claremont Hall in Morningside Heights. Situated within the campus of Union Theological Seminary (UTS), a globally respected 180-year-old center of theological education, the 41-story, mixed-use condominium building – designed by iconic New York architecture firm Robert A.M. Stern Architects (RAMSA) – will provide residents with majestic views of the Hudson River, Riverside Park, Central Park and Midtown Manhattan and offer unparalleled access to the rich culture and academic community of the broader Morningside Heights neighborhood.

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June 15, 2022

15 NYC condos and rentals new to the market

amNY

Coming out of the pandemic, the New York City real estate market is definitely in uncharted waters. Condo contract activity is finally slowing down, although still elevated above 2019 levels, while rents are skyrocketing. If you’re in the buying or renting market, we’ve rounded up 15 new rental and condo developments across the boroughs that should be on your radar.

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June 9, 2022

Take A Sneak Peek At The Newest Development On The Upper West Side

ASPIRE Design and Home

Claremont Hall, the latest condo development in Morningside Heights, Manhattan, features an impressive suite of amenities designed by Nancy Ruddy and her team at CetraRuddy Architects, who merged Old World influences with a fresh sensibility through the intricate design. The curated mix of pieces include a walnut-paneled library, grand dining room, children’s playroom, a creative maker’s room, resident lounge with a terrace, fitness center, onsite parking and a stunning indoor pool – the former refectory for seminary students with soaring Gothic ceilings, original chandeliers and an impressive fireplace to provide a serene retreat for residents year-round.

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June 1, 2022

The crane is down at RAMSA-designed Claremont Hall

Urbanize New York

Just north of the Columbia campus in Manhattan’s Morningside Heights neighborhood, Lendlease has reached a milestone at Claremont Hall.

More than six months after topping out at the 41-story tower at 100 Claremont Avenue, Lendlease has removed the crane from the side of the mixed-use residential building.

Per a news release from Lendlease, the all-electric tower crane is part of an initiative to employ green technologies at the Claremont Hall job site - including the use of non-diesel construction equipment.

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May 24, 2022

Gothic-Inspired Luxury Residences on a Historical Seminary Campus

Dwell

Situated within the campus of Union Theological Seminary (UTS) – a globally respected 180-year-old center of theological education – is Claremont Hall, a 41-story, mixed-use condominium building designed by iconic New York architecture firm Robert A.M. Stern Architects (RAMSA). This transformative, luxurious development provides residents with majestic views of the Hudson River, Riverside Park, Central Park and Midtown Manhattan and offers unparalleled access to the rich culture and academic community of the broader Morningside Heights neighborhood.

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May 20, 2022

Lendlease completes tower removal at Manhattan site

New York Construction Report

Lendlease says it has completed the tower crane removal at Claremont Hall, marking a construction milestone for the 41-story mixed-use academic and residential development in Manhattan’s Morningside Heights neighborhood.

The all-electric tower crane was emblematic of the many green construction measures in place on the Claremont Hall job site, from the use of other non-diesel construction equipment to the incorporation of alternative materials such as low-embodied carbon concrete and steel, the builder said in a statement.

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April 27, 2022

How Multifamily Design Is Going Evergreen

Multi-Housing News

Incorporating sustainable elements isn’t just a suggestion anymore, but a necessity in the development and design stages.

Green living has become a staple for today’s multifamily residents, placing a greater emphasis on clean air, open spaces and comfort not only in their apartments but in all areas of the community. According to a recent report from the National Association of Home Builders, 36 percent of multifamily developers are building green projects, with that number set to increase to 47 percent by the end of this year. Eighty percent of that dedicated cohort consider themselves to be green home builders.

Claremont Hall totals 354,000 square feet of academic and residential space, offering views of the Hudson River, Riverside and Sakura Parks.

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April 14, 2022

Morningside Heights rises to prominence as new condos offer more value and sensational views

CityRealty

This is not the only example of developers working with the community - the renovation of Union Theological Seminary's over 100-year-old campus is being funded through the sale of 350,000 square feet of development rights to Landlease Americas Inc.; they are using the rights to build Claremont Hall, a mixed-use residential/academic tower in the heart of the seminary's campus. On the rental front, when DelShah Capital purchased five buildings from St. Luke's Hospital for $111.5 million, the proceeds financed significant improvements to the hospital, which is now known as Mount Sinai Morningside.

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April 14, 2022

Massive luxury condo tower is rising from this Manhattan church campus

New York Post

Lord, bless this home.

A project 40 years in the making is finally coming to fruition within a one-of-a-kind development site in Manhattan’s Morningside Heights.

This month, sales launch at Claremont Hall, a 354,000-square-foot, 41-story, 460-foot-tall mixed-use development, which will primarily house luxury condos (pre-sales are already underway).

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April 6, 2022

Sustainable Buildings Start With Sustainable Materials

Multi-Housing News

Buildings are more than the sum of their parts. However, as the construction sector is responsible for approximately 40 percent of the world’s CO2 emissions, those individual parts can play a critical role in capping global temperature rise at 1.5°C to protect our planet from the worst impacts of climate change.

One way that multifamily builders and developers can lower the carbon footprint of a new-construction building is by choosing more environmentally friendly building materials. Some options are new and some are tried and true, but all can help to reduce embodied carbon, which is the carbon released during the manufacturing, production and transportation of building materials. By constructing a project with reduced-carbon steel, green concrete or mass timber, for example, developers create a more sustainable building and set an example of environmental stewardship.

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March 31, 2022

How to Build Better Buildings

Buildings

How much embodied carbon is in your portfolio?

Assuming your buildings were constructed with concrete or steel, the answer is likely high. But future additions to your portfolio don’t have to follow the same path. Architects are starting to push for concrete and steel with lower embodied carbon because these materials have massive carbon footprints. The global steel sector alone accounts for 10% of the world’s carbon dioxide emissions, according to Architect magazine, and concrete contributes another 6-11%.

Claremont Hall, a mixed-use tower in New York, utilizes steel that has 26% less embodied carbon than conventionally produced steel.

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March 23, 2022

#44: Melissa Román Burch of Lendlease Development

American Building Podcast

Today, I’m joined by Head of the New York City office for Lendlease Development, Melissa Román Burch. Melissa is a leading property executive and developer in New York with twenty years of public-company real estate experience.

Melissa’s currently working on the Claremont Hall renovation and provides some details on the background, challenges, and opportunities that she’s seeing with the project.

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February 11, 2022

Openings and Closings: Claremont Hall

West Side Rag

A Presentation Gallery for condos in the 41-story Claremont Hall is coming to the corner of Broadway and 109th Street. Claremont Hall, designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects, in collaboration with the Union Theological Seminary, is located across the street from Riverside Church. It will contain 165 condos as well as classrooms, academic offices and faculty-designated apartments for the 180-year-old Seminary.

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January 20, 2022

Episode 041 – NY Making a Big Comeback

Realty Speak

In this episode Attorney – Michael Sahn, JLL Chairman of NY Investment Sales – Bob Knakal, Lendlease Executive General Manager – Melissa Román Burch and Attorney – Gary Meltzer shine a bright light of optimism on what otherwise could be perceived as dark days ahead.

They share actual examples of how New York is not already making a big come back, but also moving forward as we embrace new ways and ideas of how to get from here to the future.

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January 13, 2022

New York Making a Big Comeback in 2022

New York Real Estate Journal

New York is getting back to business, new construction, residential improvements in the city, office and retail finding solutions.

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January 12, 2022

Claremont Hall Completes Superstructure Phase of Reconstruction

Mann Report

The development of Manhattan's Morningside Heights neighborhood continues with Lendlease, L+M Development Partners and Daiwa House Texas announcing the topping out of Claremont Hall at 100 Claremont Avenue. The 354,000-square-foot mixed-use academic and residential building is adjacent to the Columbia University campus and immersed in the cultural and academic neighborhood of Morningside Heights. The 41-story building is expected to be completed in 2023.

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December 25, 2021

Five Luxury Developments to Get Excited for in 2022

Mansion Global

If real estate in 2020 was defined by buyers fleeing to the countryside, 2021 will be seen as the year they returned to the city.

Sales in cities across the world soared, with volume breaking records and prices steadily inching up. That’s a trend that’s set to continue into next year, with buyers looking for larger units with dedicated outdoor space as well as access to amenities like parks or the water. Many buyers are also looking at boutique buildings with fewer units that feel more community-oriented.

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December 7, 2021

Aussie Rules: Lendlease CEO Denis Hickey Talks ESG and 2022 Investment Goals

Commercial Observer

New York’s unique energy and dynamism is in part created by the passionate changemakers who travel across oceans and land to eventually call it home. One such changemaker is Denis Hickey, CEO and global COO of Lendlease.

Hickey arrived in New York almost 10 years ago from Australia to oversee all aspects of real estate development and investment management for the global behemoth, and lead Lendlease’s expansion in the U.S. Prior to taking the reins, he was CEO of ING Real Estate for Australia, and, further back, a professional cricketer.

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October 14, 2021

New Renderings Released For RAMSA’s Claremont Hall

New York YIMBY

YIMBY has an exclusive new set of exterior renderings for Claremont Hall, a topped-out 41-story residential and academic tower at 100 Claremont Avenue in Morningside Heights. Designed by Robert A. M. Stern Architects with SLCE Architects as the architect of record and developed by L&M Development Partners, Daiwa House Texas, Inc., and Lendlease, the 354,000-square-foot structure will yield 165 condominiums as well as institutional offices, faculty housing, and classrooms for Union Theological Seminary. Beyer Blinder Belle is handling the renovations of Union Theological Seminary’s Hastings Hall, where students currently reside. Claremont Hall is situated by the corner of Claremont Avenue and West 122nd Street, directly across from Riverside Church, and the tower is being built by Lendlease Construction with the use of air rights from the seminary.

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October 14, 2021

Partners top out mixed-use Columbia apartment/school tower

Real Estate Weekly

Lendlease, L+M Development Partners and Daiwa House Texas, have topped Claremont Hall, their 354,000 s/f academic and residential building adjacent to the Columbia University campus.

Located at 100 Claremont Avenue, the topping out marks the completion of the concrete superstructure phase of the building and brings Claremont Hall to its full 41-story height, marking a significant milestone toward the project’s completion in 2023.

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