The on-again, off-again residential tower project for that cliffside corner of West 184th Street and Overlook Terrace, by the lower entrance to the 181st Street A station, appears to be on again. I walked by with coffee in hand today, and I probably should've taken a picture, but there's construction fencing up, heavy machinery on site, and permits and such posted all around. Fort Tryon Tower LLC is apparently rattling the neighborhood -- literally and figuratively -- from the sound of the gripes on local message boards. And along with it comes the obligatory Hudson Heights vs. Washington Heights debate. There's a rough timetable posted at the site that says it'll be done by mid 2009, which seems like a long time, but it isn't exactly your typical bit of land. (It's also been an interesting opportunity to read people's comments. Like this one, circa 3/18/06: 'Who's this "Jeremy" that wrote this bogus article? Next he'll tell us there actually are WMD, just hidden from everyone, delusional as W. Maybe he should write for The Onion?' Not exactly sure what was wrong about that item, but hey, that's the joy of free commenting.) The project's purported website looks like it's stalled in the early stages. Here's hoping that doesn't happen to the actual site.
UPDATE: Click through to Portfolio and Multifamily on Gertler & Wente Architects' website to see another pic of the tower, but little else.