Manhattanville Houses is a public housing project in the Manhattanville section of West Harlem, in the borough of Manhattan, New York City. The project is located between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue, spanning a superblock from 129th Street to 133rd Street. The project consists of six 20-story buildings containing 1,272 apartment units.
The project was designed in 1961 by modernist architect William Lescaze, reflecting the "tower in the park" concept in vogue during the mid-20th century. Lescaze designed the towers to emphasize view corridors that bring air and light to housing residents.
Manhattanville Houses were completed June 30, 1961 at a cost of $24 million. The buildings are managed by the New York City Housing Authority.
The site formerly consisted of city blocks of tenements which were demolished via slum clearance, beginning in 1957.
- NYCHA description
- "Plans are Filed For Housing Unit," Grutzner, Charles. New York Times, May 23, 1957
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