Avalon Morningside Park

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The Avalon Morningside Park is a luxury apartment building constructed in 2007 on a piece of land that formerly constituted part of the grounds of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of New York City.[1]

The building, a twenty-story glass tower, can be seen from Morningside Park. From there, the sculpture of the Angel Gabriel blowing his horn, that stands atop the Cathedral, can also be seen.

The Cathedral retains ownership of the land, which is leased on a 99-year lease to the AvalonBay Communities. The diocese has explained that it was in desperate need of the $130 million generated by the project, which aroused considerable opposition in the surrounding community.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b Hughes, C. J. (2008-09-05). "Worldly, Meet Other-Worldly". New York Times. Retrieved 2009-09-05. 
  2. ^ Wileden, Lydia (2008-09-11). "Some in Area Concerned About Avalon Diversity". Columbia Daily Spectator. Retrieved 2009-09-05. 

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Coordinates: 40°48′08″N 73°57′41″W / 40.80222°N 73.96139°W / 40.80222; -73.96139