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.

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