Foundation Work Begins on Columbia University Tower
Excavation and foundation work are underway for a 34-story tower on the Manhattanville campus of Columbia University in New York City, New York YIMBY reports. Machinery and crews were recently seen putting together numerous pilings across the plot at 600 West 125th Street. Designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop and developed by the Trustees of Columbia University, the 391-ft-tall tower will yield 175,000 ft2, with 142 residences for graduate students and faculty members. Amenities include a 150-bicycle storage room, a fitness center and two lounges on the second and sixth floors with adjoining outdoor terraces and storage space. Eco-friendly and sustainable elements are expected to be included in the design, including stormwater retention, optimized equipment efficiency and an enhanced Clean Construction program. Completion is set for summer of 2023.