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The last elevated portion of the West Side Highway by Trump Place apartment complex
The last elevated portion of the West Side Highway by Trump Place apartment complex

Trump Place (also known as Riverside South and Trump City and Television City) is an apartment complex originated by Donald Trump on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, New York. Image File history File links Gnome_globe_current_event. ... Image File history File links Applications-development. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1704x2272, 754 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): West Side Highway Trump Place Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1704x2272, 754 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): West Side Highway Trump Place Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital... The last elevated portion of the West Side Highway by Trump Place apartment complex The West Side Highway (officially the Joe DiMaggio Highway, formerly the Miller Highway) is a mostly-surface section of New York State Route 9A (NY 9A) that runs from West 72nd Street along the Hudson River... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946 in Queens, New York, New York) is an American business executive, entrepreneur, television and radio personality and author. ... The Upper West Side is a neighborhood of the borough of Manhattan in New York City that lies between Central Park and the Hudson River above West 59th Street. ... For other uses, see Manhattan (disambiguation). ... This article is about the state. ...


The $3 billion project on a 56 acre site between 59th and 72nd streets was to include 16 apartment buildings with 5,700 residential units, 1.8 million square feet of studio space, 300,000 square feet (30,000 m²) of office and retail space, and a 23 acre waterfront park. The studio and office space was not approved. Nevertheless, Trump Place is the biggest privately-developed complex currently being built in New York City.

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History

Rail Yards

The West Side Highway combined with Henry Hudson Parkway now form a leafy boulevard along the Hudson the entire length of Manhattan from north to south. This park portion in this photo is looking south near 72nd on land that once called the Penn Rail yards. Donald Trump and his investors donated 23 acres to form Riverside Park South as part of their Trump Place construction project.
The West Side Highway combined with Henry Hudson Parkway now form a leafy boulevard along the Hudson the entire length of Manhattan from north to south. This park portion in this photo is looking south near 72nd on land that once called the Penn Rail yards. Donald Trump and his investors donated 23 acres to form Riverside Park South as part of their Trump Place construction project.

The land for the development is a freight rail yard once owned by New York Central. New York Central's rail track north of 72nd Street was covered in the 1930s in a Robert Moses project called the "West Side Improvement." The project was bigger than Hoover Dam and created the Henry Hudson Parkway. It also created Riverside Park and was so skillfully done that many believe the park and road are at grade level. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2272x1704, 1852 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): West Side Highway Trump Place Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2272x1704, 1852 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): West Side Highway Trump Place Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital... The New York Central Railroad, known simply as the New York Central in its publicity and with the AAR reporting mark of NYC, was a railroad operating in the North-Eastern United States. ... This is about the urban planner; for other uses, see Robert Moses (disambiguation). ... For the dam near Westerville, Ohio, see Hoover Dam (Ohio). ... The Henry Hudson Parkway is a New York City parkway that stretches from West 72nd Street in Manhattan to the Bronx-Westchester County boundary, where it meets the Saw Mill River Parkway. ... Riverside Park is a scenic waterfront public park on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in New York City, consisting of a narrow four-mile strip of land between the Hudson River and the gently curving rise-and-fall of Riverside Drive. ...


New York Central merged with the Pennsylvania Railroad to form Penn Central in 1968 as the rail lines were suffering severe financial difficulties that would ultimately lead to the demise of both. The rail yard was to be called the "Penn Yards" even though Penn Central only owned it for a brief period. 1893 map The Pennsylvania Railroad (AAR reporting mark PRR) was an American railroad that was founded in 1846 and merged in 1968 into Penn Central Transportation. ... The Penn Central Transportation Company, normally called Penn Central, was an American railroad company, headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and formed by the merger on February 1, 1968 of the Pennsylvania Railroad and the New York Central Railroad; the New Haven was added to the merger at the insistence of the...


In 1962 the railroad proposed a partnership with the Amalgamated Lithographers Union to build a mixed-use development with 12,000 apartments, Litho City, on platforms over the tracks. The late 1960s saw various proposals by the city's Educational Construction Fund for mixed residential and school projects.


As the railroad as well as the city faced bankruptcy, Donald Trump first optioned the property for $10 million in 1974. His proposal for 12,450 apartments depended on public financing, which never materialized. Eventually an Argentinian developer bought the property and plans for "Lincoln West" were approved in 1981, but the developer later declared bankruptcy before any construction had started. Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946 in Queens, New York, New York) is an American business executive, entrepreneur, television and radio personality and author. ...


In January 1985, Donald Trump bought the site for $100 million in partnership with developer Abe Hirschfeld. Abraham Jacob Abe Hirschfeld (1919—9 August 2005), was born in Tarnov, Poland on December 20, 1919. ...


Television City and the 152-Story World's Tallest Building

In 1987, Trump proposed turning the complex into Television City with the headquarters of NBC along with its various studios. The plan involved in 16.5 million square feet of construction. The Television City name also infringed on CBS's registered trademark. This article is about the television network. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... “(TM)” redirects here. ...

From the middle of the Hudson
From the middle of the Hudson

The centerpiece of the project was to be a Helmut Jahn designed 152-story tower. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,600 × 1,200 pixels, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,600 × 1,200 pixels, file size: 1. ... An illuminated, suspended, oval roof covers the 102m span of the central Forum of the Sony Center, Berlin. ...


The project generated fierce opposition and was ultimately scrapped. NBC eventually negotiated to continue broadcasting in Rockefeller Center. This article is about the television network. ... Lower Plaza at Rockefeller Center. ...


At this point the project was renamed Trump City and downsized slightly to 14.5 million square feet, but that failed to satisfy the critics. In 1989 six civic organizations proposed an alternative, known as "Riverside South" — a largely residential project of 7.3 million square feet with a relocated West Side Highway and a 23 acre public park. Hobbled by his weak financial position, Trump acquiesced and formed a partnership with his critics. The compromise project was approved in 1992 without the studio and office space that Trump substituted for some of the residential space. The final project size was 5.8 million square feet with the two southern blocks still largely available for additional development.


The Hong Kong Investors

As Trump faced bankruptcy in the early 1990s during his divorce from Ivana Trump and marriage to Marla Maples, he was forced to sell the land to a group of Hong Kong investors, but he remained as the public face of the group (as he has on many other projects that have his name but which he really doesn't own). Plans were delayed for several years as the new investors sought public financing. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Marla Maples (born October 27, 1963) is an American actress, perhaps best known for her former marriage to billionaire celebrity Donald J. Trump. ...


The new investors began construction in 1997. In 2005, the Hong Kong investors sold the property to the Carlyle Group. Trump sued, contending that the sale for $1.76 billion was $1.5 billion less than what the property was worth. Trump lost his suit, but Trump's name remains on the buildings.


Burying the West Side Highway

Looking north in Riverside Park South. The Trump Place and West Side Highway is on the right and the New York Central 69th Street ferry is on the left
Looking north in Riverside Park South. The Trump Place and West Side Highway is on the right and the New York Central 69th Street ferry is on the left

One of the key components of Riverside South was burying the West Side Highway from approximately West 70th Street to West 61st Street. This section is the only remaining elevated section of the elevated highway which once extended to the southern tip of Manhattan. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2592x1944, 971 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Riverside Park (Manhattan) Trump Place West Side Line (NYCRR) Metadata This file contains additional information, probably... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2592x1944, 971 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Riverside Park (Manhattan) Trump Place West Side Line (NYCRR) Metadata This file contains additional information, probably... The last elevated portion of the West Side Highway by Trump Place apartment complex The West Side Highway (officially the Joe DiMaggio Highway, formerly the Miller Highway) is a mostly-surface section of New York State Route 9A (NY 9A) that runs from West 72nd Street along the Hudson River...


Plans to reconstruct the highway had been proposed for years. A portion of the elevated highway, which was mostly built in the 1920s and 1930s, collapsed in 1973 at 14th Street. Rather than repairing the antiquated road, the state closed it and proceeded with a plan to replace the viaduct with an interstate highway in new landfill, known as Westway. Fifteen years later, after the failure of the Westway proposal, the state settled on an at-grade boulevard and a new Hudson River Park. For other uses of the term Westway, see Westway Westway was the name of a proposed project to put New York Citys West Side Highway underground, first planned in 1972 and officially canceled in 1985. ... Hudson River Park extends from 59th Street to Battery Park (New York) in Manhattan. ...


The section between 72nd and 59th Street was a little thornier because, while it owned an easement, neither the state nor the city owned the land. Acquiring the land to relocate the highway was thought to interfere with private development, which was seen, at the time (the 1970's), as preferable to the alternative –- public financing of a park (See History of New York City (1946-1977)). The history of New York City (1946–1977) saw the emergence of New York immediately after World War II as the unquestioned leading city of the world. ...


Despite city approval in 1991 of the plan to bury the road, opponents claim it would offer a windfall to the developers of the Trump project and waste the public funds used to renovate the viaduct in 1990. Residents have been further upset by the necessity of closing the West 72nd Street exit from the West Side Highway. The last elevated portion of the West Side Highway by Trump Place apartment complex The West Side Highway (officially the Joe DiMaggio Highway, formerly the Miller Highway) is a mostly-surface section of New York State Route 9A (NY 9A) that runs from West 72nd Street along the Hudson River...

Buildings tower over highway, which climbs over Riverside Park South

However, in June, 2006, the developer began construction of an enclosure for the relocated highway between 61st and 67th streets, while battles over burying the section continue. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,600 × 1,200 pixels, file size: 693 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Trump Place buildings loom over an elevated portion of West Side Highway which climbs in turn over Riverside Park South in afternoon sunlight... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,600 × 1,200 pixels, file size: 693 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Trump Place buildings loom over an elevated portion of West Side Highway which climbs in turn over Riverside Park South in afternoon sunlight...


Buildings

Trump Place is projected to be completed by 2008. It will consist of sixteen apartment buildings, condominiums, and lease properties. Currently there are seven buildings completed and have been mostly rented out (and the condominiums are completely sold out). It is projected to pay for itself within ten years of completion. This article refers to a form of housing. ...


Living

As with all dwellings bearing the Trump name, living quarters in Trump Place is likely to be positioned towards the affluent living/premium and high-end housing segment. Nevertheless, 12% to 20% of the units will be "affordable," as required by the City Planning Commission approval of the project.


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