Once a major city railyard, this 56-acre waterfront parcel has been transformed into a major chunk of city real estate—comprising 13 blocks (and 7.9 million SF) of residential towers along a grand curving Boulevard, and 23 acres of park between the Boulevard and the river.

This project was known as Riverside South. It was put forward in June 1990 by a coalition of six civic groups in opposition to a scheme of twice the size and height proposed by Donald Trump, then in the process of final adoption by the city.

The Relocation of the Highway

As an integral part of the plan, the elevated highway that bisects the site was to be relocated underneath the Boulevard, on-grade, out of sight.

The aerial view on the right, widely published at the time, helped galvanize public opinion in support of the plan (Trump plan at upper right.)

CIVIC GROUPS: Parks Council, Municipal Art Soc, Regional Plan Assoc, West Pride, Riverside Park Fund, Natural Resources Defense Council.
RIVERSIDE SOUTH PLANNING CORP: Pres: Richard Kahan, Philip Howard, Paul Elston. Exec Dirs: Mary Mosca, Michael Bradley.
PLANNER/ARCHITECT: Paul Willen; Dan Gutman: SOM: David Childs, Marilyn Taylor.
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