Transforming Morningside Heights: Claremont Hall’s Grand Debut

Claremont Hall, a remarkable 41-story mixed-use condominium building in Manhattan’s Morningside Heights, is a testament to the vision and dedication of global integrated real estate group Lendlease, L+M Development Partners’ affiliate LMXD, and Daiwa House Texas Inc.

This transformative project is situated within the prestigious Union Theological Seminary (UTS) campus, offering an unparalleled blend of history, academia, and modern living.

Designed by the iconic New York architecture firm Robert A.M. Stern Architects (RAMSA), Claremont Hall has started welcoming its new residents.

This article delves into the distinctive features and the profound impact of this development on the Morningside Heights neighbourhood.

Majestic Views and Unique Location

One of the key attractions of Claremont Hall is the majestic views it offers. Residents can feast their eyes on the Hudson River, Riverside Park, Central Park, and the enchanting Midtown Manhattan skyline.

This unique location not only provides scenic beauty but also grants unparalleled access to the rich culture and academic community of Morningside Heights.

Transforming Morningside Heights: Claremont Hall's Grand Debut

Monique Henley, the Executive General Manager of East Coast Development at Lendlease, expressed immense pride in Claremont Hall’s commencement of closings.

She highlighted the commitment to preserving the rich history of the UTS campus while creating a vibrant, modern community. Claremont Hall embodies Lendlease’s vision of crafting world-class homes that harmonize with their neighbourhoods.

Impeccable Design and Construction

Claremont Hall offers a diverse range of residences, with 165 condominiums for sale, ranging from one to four bedrooms. These residences, starting at $1.25 million, vary in size from 700 to 2,765 square feet. Buyers can choose the space that suits their lifestyle and preferences.

The residences at Claremont Hall boast sweeping river and park views, generous ceiling heights, oversized windows, and European white oak flooring. State-of-the-art open kitchens feature Bosch appliances, custom RAMSA-designed Italian cabinetry, Calacatta Laza quartz countertops, and chrome fixtures and hardware. Some homes even include private outdoor terraces or loggias overlooking the city and the Hudson River.

Transforming Morningside Heights: Claremont Hall's Grand Debut

The building’s impressive suite of amenities, designed in partnership with CetraRuddy Architects, blends Old World influences with a modern sensibility. It includes a walnut-panelled library, a grand dining room, a children’s playroom, a creative maker’s room, a resident lounge with a terrace, a fitness centre, onsite parking, and a stunning indoor pool. The pool, located in the former refectory, offers a serene retreat for residents year-round. The refectory space is also available for private events.

A Distinctive Lifestyle Opportunity

Claremont Hall integrates seamlessly with the UTS campus and surrounding neighbourhood, adopting the Collegiate Gothic architectural style. The building aims to meet the U.S. Green Building Council standards for LEED Gold Certification, reflecting a commitment to sustainable development.

Transforming Morningside Heights: Claremont Hall's Grand Debut

The plans to develop Claremont Hall also include a partnership with the Morningside Heights Community Coalition (MHCC). This collaboration established the Morningside Heights Community Fund (MHCF), which has distributed $425,000 in grants to 29 local organizations. These funds were deposited by Lendlease, LMXD, Daiwa House Inc., and received a donation from the Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS). This initiative underscores the commitment to community and neighbourhood development.


Claremont Hall’s grand debut in Morningside Heights is not just a new development; it’s a harmonious blend of history, community, and modern living.

With its exceptional design, breathtaking views, and commitment to the neighbourhood, Claremont Hall stands as a symbol of transformation and progress in this historic part of New York City.

As closings commence, it’s clear that this remarkable building is set to leave an indelible mark on Morningside Heights, preserving its history while shaping its future.

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