New York's Waterline Square skyscrapers climb in time-lapse movie

Watch towers by Rafael Viñoly, Richard Meier and KPF rise in this time-lapse video, which shows that the Waterline Square development on Manhattan’s Upper West Side is almost complete.

Waterline Square occupies a five-acre site between West 59th and 61st streets “represents the last remaining waterfront development sites to be completed on Manhattan’s Upper West Side” according to a project statement.

The movie – given exclusively to Dezeen – condenses the project’s three-year construction process into just 45 seconds of footage, so the cluster of residential skyscrapers beside the Hudson River appear to shoot out of the ground.

The area has seen a string of recent construction work. BIG’s pyramidal VIA 57 West is just a couple of blocs away, while the massive Hudson Yards project is a short distance further south.

Scheduled to welcome residents early 2019, the trio of buildings at Waterline Square will encompass 2.2 million square feet of floor space, housing 263 luxury residences between them.

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