Union Seminary’s Tower Preview

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Brendan Krisel reports for Patch on development plans at Union Theological Seminary, home of EDS@Union:

A Morningside Heights religious institution has released details about a plan to build the one of the neighborhood’s largest housing developments to fund campus renovations.

Union Theological Seminary is partnering with developers Lendlease and L+M Development to build a new 40-story tower on its campus that will generate funds for the seminary’s $125 million renovation plan.

Developers have tapped Robert A.M. Stern Architects to design the new apartment tower, which will be one of the largest developments in the generally low-rise Morningside Heights neighborhood. The firm released renderings of the planned building, which appears to dwarf the nearby Riverside Church.

… Union Theological Seminary’s campus renovation will bring the institution’s facilities up to modern standards. Work includes preservation of existing structures on the Broadway [campus], located between West 120th and 122nd streets and accessibility upgrades.

As part of the project, Union Theological Seminary has also pledged to donate $5 million to neighborhood organizations fighting displacement caused by gentrification.

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