See Inside NYC’s Largest Private Club, the Waterline Club, by Rockwell Group

GID Development Group is celebrating the opening of one of New York City’s largest indoor private amenity spaces, the Waterline Club. Designed by award-winning architecture and design firm Rockwell Group, the incredible space spans 100,000 square feet (three entire floors) and is home to NYC’s first indoor skate park and indoor regulation-size tennis court in residential development.

Luxe Expose

Live Music Series Coming To New Upper West Side Park

Upper West Siders missing live music during the coronavirus pandemic are in luck. There is a new outdoor concert series coming to the neighborhood.

Starting Sept. 16, live music will occur every other Wednesday through the end of October at the Waterline Square public park on 10 Riverside Boulevard, near W. 60th Street.

The music series will kick off with jamming jazz tunes from saxophonist and composer Paul Jones, grammy-nominated organist Pat Bianchi, and drummer Chris Smith.

The Waterline Square Music In The Park Series performances will all be free of charge and start between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m.

Yahoo News

Some luxury apartment buildings are offering up outdoor and indoor common spaces for at-home learning pods.

“The sentiment is, ‘My kids need to get out, I need to get out, what can we do?’” said Kelly Sullivan, the lifestyle director of Waterline Square, a three-tower rental and condo development on Riverside Boulevard between 59th and 61st Streets.

Among the activities planned exclusively for residents is a series of classes for children run by Green Food Solutions, an urban farming company. Participants will sit at tables in the park beneath tents and heating lamps and learn to make pickles, cultivate mushrooms, carve pumpkins and make cranberry preserves. Once winter sets in, Ms. Sullivan hopes to be able to make better use of the indoor spaces. “I think it’s going to be a long winter,” she said.

New York Times

Ten Questions With GID Development’s James Linsley On The Completion Of Waterline Square

Construction on Waterline Square, a three-tower residential complex from GID Development Group on the waterfront of Manhattan’s Upper West Side, is finally finished. The site is situated across from the Hudson River and Riverside Park South between West 59th Street, West 61st Street, and Freedom Place South. Each of the site’s towers comes from three separate architectural firms: One Waterline Square by Richard Meier & Partners with interiors by Champalimaud; Two Waterline Square by Kohn Pedersen Fox with interiors by Yabu Pushelberg; and Three Waterline Square by Rafael Viñoly with interiors by Groves & Co. Hill West Architects served as the executive architect for the entire master plan.

YIMBY recently discussed the project with the President of GID Development Group James Linsley


Technology at the Forefront for Healthier High-Rise Buildings

The COVID-19 pandemic has real estate developers turning to new tech, like UV light treatments and touchless entrances, to create safer environments for residents. At Waterline Square, a luxury apartment building on Manhattan’s West Side, filters preventing air recirculation and air migration between residences and common areas were installed. In addition, small particulate water filtration was also added “—from the first stage of design, as these systems are very difficult to add into buildings later,” said James Linsley, president of GID Development Group, developers of Waterline Square.

Mansion Global

Luxury Developers Ramp Up Virtual Offerings for Stir-Crazy Renters

Program directors, hired for luxury rentals to create a sense of community through events like cooking classes, comedy nights and cocktail hours, are finding new ways to reach out to isolated residents.

The Wall Street Journal

Two Sommeliers Launch Wine Shop at Waterline Square

Somm Cellars Wine & Spirits, a new wine store created by two sommeliers, has signed a lease at GID Development Group’s Waterline Square on the Upper West Side, Commercial Observer has learned.

Commercial Observer

New developments offering on-demand virtual tours: Walk-through luxury NYC homes from your couch

Many New York City developments would like to be considered cutting-edge for their architecture, use of smart-home technology, and amenities. However, the COVID-19 pandemic and drastic measures to contain it have shown just how far ahead of the curve some buildings are.

A growing number of new developments are taking a more personal approach by offering prospective buyers customized walk-throughs of apartments, amenity spaces, and sales offices via Zoom, FaceTime, and WhatsApp. Tours can also be conducted through Facebook Live and Instagram Live. Such arrangements were always in the works for these buildings, but are proving to be invaluable now.


Billie Jean King tries out tennis court in Upper West Side condo

Tennis legends Billie Jean King and her partner Ilana Kloss filmed an International Women’s Day segment for HBO on the court at Waterline Square.

Waterline Square — a new three-building residential development located between 59th and 61st streets and 11th and 12th avenues on the Upper West Side — has a sprawling amenity center with the first and only indoor regulation-size tennis court in a residential development in New York City.

New York Post

Squash Courts Are The New Must-Have Amenity In New York City Buildings

New developments in New York City have been incorporating all matter of amenities in order to stand out in the recent construction boom. The latest trend in the amenity race? Squash courts. [A] squash court [is] part of the amenity package at Waterline Square, the three-tower mega-development with condominiums and rental units on the Upper West Side.


Waterline Square Unveils Dazzling Luxury Rentals on the Upper West Side

Waterline Square is giving a first look inside these dazzling new model apartments available for rent within the development’s three residential towers. Units ranging from studios to four-bedrooms await renters searching for prime luxury real estate on Upper West Side. The entirety of the development spans almost five acres, and is home to 868 rental residences in addition to 263 condominiums.

Cottages & Gardens

Waterline Square's design team celebrates opening

Waterline Square, the marquee residential project in the Upper West Side, is sweeping off its final construction dust as it announces immediate occupancy. The development consists of One, Two, and Three Waterline Square, a trio of crystalline, 34- to 38-story towers that flank a brand new, Hudson River-facing park beneath which sits an amenity complex arguably unmatched by any competitor in the city, highlighted by a fitness center with a six-hoop basketball court, 30-foot rock climbing wall, tennis court, children’s soccer field, half-pipe skate park, squash court, yoga and boxing studios, and more.

On Thursday, February 13th, a ceremony in the residents' lounge of Two Waterline Square celebrated the unveiling of interior spaces with cocktails, desserts, and a panel featuring James Linsley, President of GID Development Group, and Glenn Pushelberg, Principal of Yabu Pushelberg, the firm behind the interior design, moderated by Jodi Stasse of Corcoran. Complimentary mimosas came courtesy of Cipriani, which will open its first large-scale food hall and full-service restaurant at Two Waterline Square later this year.


Look inside the Upper West Side's shimmering new riverside community

Waterline Square, one of the Upper West Side's largest residential offerings in decade is in its home stretch of construction and is well into sales and leasing its more than 1,000 apartments in its trio of buildings designed by luminaries such as Richard Meier and Partners, Kohn Pedersen Fox, and Rafael Vinoly. According to reports, the project was the fastest-selling new development of 2017, and closings of its condos are expected to commence later this year. Earlier this fall, the equally luxurious rentals came online, allowing renters to enjoy the development's abundant amenities, high-end finishes, beautiful views, and a convenient location near Lincoln Center, Midtown and the Hudson River.


No Sun? No Problem! NYC’s Best Indoor Pools to Enjoy in the Winter

Waterline Square has been designed by Rafael Viñoly Architects, Richard Meier & Partners Architects, and Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates to create an iconic collection of luxury residential buildings that offer a variety of lifestyle opportunities — both condos and rentals — on one of the last remaining waterfront development sites on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. With more than 100,000 square feet of best-in-class sports, leisure, and lifestyle amenities, the offering at Waterline Square is one of the largest and most compelling in New York City. Waterline Square’s extraordinary shared amenity program, The Waterline Club, which connects all three buildings and has been designed by David Rockwell’s famed hospitality group, Rockwell Group, includes a beautifully-designed 25-meter indoor lap pool and children’s pool. Perfect for entertaining family and friends on cold winter days, natural light floods the space through an overhead skylight.

Luxe Expose

Take a Look Inside Waterline Square’s Starchitect-Designed Luxury Rental Residences

Take an exclusive first look inside the stunning luxury, starchitect-designed rental residences at Waterline Square, the three-tower luxury residential development on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. The residences feature beautiful interiors by celebrated designers Champalimaud Design, Yabu Pushelberg and Groves & Co. complemented by architecture from Rafael Viñoly Architects, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates and Richard Meier & Partners Architects.


Top NYC buildings with tennis courts to channel your inner Djokovic

As tennis fans seek to channel their inner Novaks and commit to improving their game. What better incentive to practice those groundstrokes regularly than to live in a building that serves up a tennis court as a resident amenity? Due to New York's extreme land prices, private courts are relatively hard to come by given the millions that live here. Nevertheless, CityRealty found the top residential buildings that will best help any player slice, serve, and ace their way into center court.


"Three-Tower Luxury Residential Development on Manhattan’s Upper West Side Becomes Year’s Most-Decorated Building.

As this year’s most-decorated development, Waterline Square was the winner of three Multifamily Pillars of the Industry Awards, including Best High-Rise Apartment Community, Best Property Website and Best Interior Merchandising of a Sales Gallery."

Host the Ultimate Dinner at these Luxe Developments

With the holidays past us, you may have been disappointed in some of the holiday dinners you attended in cramped 1 bedrooms, or even a studio! But this year you can forget the crowded kitchen and the stressful planning because there are luxury residential developments that now offer residents access to exquisite private dining rooms and catering kitchens to make any holiday soiree a success.


Winter is Coming: Top 10 Rental Buildings with the Best Indoor Amenities

It seems fall has made an early exit and cold weather has swept over NYC. If you're lucky enough to live in one of the newly-built rental buildings and work from home, you might not ever have to venture outside. From indoor dog parks to heated pools, these new developments have it all.

City Realty

10 NYC residential buildings with the best amenities for dogs

There’s no arguing that New York is a city of dog lovers, but when most of us don’t have the convenience of letting our four-legged friends into the backyard, it can be a challenge. Thankfully, many of the city’s newest residential developments have realized how important it is to keep both pets and their owners happy and are incorporating amenities like dog runs, pet grooming, training services, and even “yappy hours.”



Gone are the days of unadorned basketball courts and scalding metal play structures—now you can climb a rock wall, visit an enchanted forest, and slide through the mouth of a whale, all without leaving the comfort of your home. As the latest trend in Manhattan’s constantly evolving real estate offerings, new luxury properties are beginning to feature some of the most inventive playrooms in the world.

Elle Decor

Starchitect-designed rentals at Waterline Square up for grabs from $3,938/month

Developed by GID Development Group, Waterline Square is now renting 868 studio to four-bedroom apartments. The whole project includes three towers that encircle a 2.6-acre park: One Waterline Square, designed by Richard Meier & Partners; Two Waterline Square, designed by KPF; and Three Waterline Square, designed by Rafael Viñoly Architects.

Curbed NY

On-the-board numbers are ambitious and optimistic, with 1,050 jobs totaling more than 218 million square feet. Among the largest jobs for each firm, 41 percent remain residential, but mixed-use is set to double to 31 percent.

GID Development Group Launches Leasing For Waterline Square On The Upper West Side

GID Development Group has officially launched apartment leasing within Waterline Square, a five-acre development that includes a trio of distinct high-rise buildings and lush landscaping throughout. The $2.3 billion development is perched along the Hudson River on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and was designed by a world class team of architects including Rafael Viñoly, Kohn Pedersen Fox, and Richard Meier.


7 Real Estate Projects Opening This Summer

During the summer months, the pace of development, buying and selling in New York City slows down. But there are still several major developments set to open their doors this season, including the first building in a massive affordable housing complex in the Bronx, a major Manhattan office tower and a slew of new luxury rental units.


Rent Here and Eat Well

Where developers once wielded yoga studios, wine cellars and pet spas in amenity wars, the food hall is becoming the weapon of choice these days. Recalling the food courts of malls but with a homespun vibe and dimmer lighting, food halls are popping up in and around developments, which hope to use them to win over buyers and renters.

The New York Times

A First Look at the Interiors of Waterline Square

In the case of Waterline Square—a community comprised of three glassy residential towers, a public park, and an extensive amenity program slated to be completed in early 2019—a considered attention to detail is central to the vision of the project. Located on the Hudson riverfront where midtown Manhattan meets the Upper West Side, Waterline Square boasts an impressive lineup of architects and designers assembled by developer GID.

Architectural Digest

10 Reasons Why Waterline Square Will Redefine Upper West Side Living

GID Development Group's Waterline Square mega project is destined for West Side success. Rising from a plot of decades-long undeveloped doldrums, this waterfront residential complex is a neighborhood game changer. Architecturally stunning, conveniently located and luxurious, Waterline Square is poised to become the West Side’s premiere urban living community, when completed in 2018. The property is already planting the seed for a new upscale neighborhood which could eventually be called the Waterline District. Who knows? Here are 10 reasons why it should be a smash hit.


The Last Piece of a Far West Side Project Gets Built

What was proposed for the area often rankled neighbors, who found the buildings to be too tall, too close together and too pricey. But, after welcoming its first residents in the late 1990s, the controversial mega-project is entering its homestretch. Construction is underway at the site’s three final apartment towers, which are rising from a nearly five-acre site from West 59th to West 61st Streets, and Riverside Boulevard to Freedom Place South.

The New York Times

Waterfront Towers Reel In Unusual Loan Deal

The partners behind a gargantuan apartment complex being built on Manhattan’s far West Side have nailed down $2.3 billion in construction financing at a time when money from traditional lenders is hard to come by. GID and Henley Holding Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, are putting up three towers along the Hudson River between West 59th and 61st streets. The expected finish date for the 1,132-unit Waterline Square Project is 2019.

The Wall Street Journal
New York's Waterline Square skyscrapers climb in time-lapse movie

New York's Waterline Square skyscrapers climb in time-lapse movie

Watch towers by three starchitects rise in this time-lapse video, which shows that the Waterline Square development on Manhattan's Upper West Side is almost complete. The new movie condenses the project's three-year construction process into just 45 seconds of footage, so the cluster of residential skyscrapers beside the Hudson River appear to shoot out of the ground. Scheduled to welcome residents early 2019, the trio of buildings at Waterline Square will encompass 2.2 million square feet of floor space, housing 263 luxury residences between them.


"Three leading starchitecture firms – Rafael Viñoly Architects, Richard Meier & Partners Architects and Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates – have joined forces to collaborate on Waterline Square, a new residential development occupying five acres of land on one of the Upper West Side's last remaining waterfront development sites along the Hudson River."

Construction Update: Waterline Square

Construction Update: Waterline Square

Construction is underway at Waterline Square, the three-tower development on the Upper West Side from GID Development Group. The development's three sites are the last sites available of the original 5-tower Riverside Center masterplan. Each of the three towers will be designed by a different high profile architecture firm. Tower One, located at the southwest corner, will be designed by Richard Meier Architects. Tower Two, at the northwest corner, will be designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates. Tower Three, adjacent to nearly completed One West End tower, will be designed by Rafael Vinoly Architects.

Field Condition
Starchitects Set To Invade Manhattan's Upper West Side

Starchitects Set To Invade Manhattan's Upper West Side

Named Waterline Square, the masterplan encompasses nearly five acres and will be located in Manhattan along the Hudson River from West 59th Street to West 61st Street, where Midtown meets the Upper West Side. The three buildings are One Waterline Square, which is designed by Richard Meier and Partners Architects, Two Waterline Square by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates and Three Waterline Square by Rafael Viñoly Architects.

A First Look Inside Waterline Square on Manhattan’s West Side

A First Look Inside Waterline Square on Manhattan’s West Side

A triptych of luxury high rises in Manhattan, each designed by a different famous architect, will take the same approach inside—where three designers will create interiors to fit each building’s distinct facade.

Mansion Global

The partners behind a gargantuan apartment complex being built on Manhattan’s far West Side have nailed down $2.3 billion in construction financing at a time when money from traditional lenders is hard to come by.