The Whitehall, a 440 unit luxury co-op building overlooking the Hudson River Palisades in Riverdale, will be one of the largest private green roofs in New York City. It’s a remarkable story of adaptive reuse in a largescale residential building: Transforming a drab and dated 30,000-square-foot concrete pool deck on the roof of the building’s parking garage into a spectacularly landscaped and imaginatively programmed rooftop garden that serves both as an amenity and value-add for residents and owners.
Genie Masucci, principal of G. Masucci Architects LLC, in consultation with Site Works, one of the major landscape architects of Manhattan’s renowned High Line, have brought this $6.5 million, 2/3rds acre "sky park" literally to life with hundreds of indigenous plantings and trees. The visuals and vistas are spectacular, especially considering they are nestled within an urban context in The Bronx. When completed this month, The Whitehall’s roof-top park will sit above the Henry Hudson Parkway at almost the same height as the High Line’s right-of-way above Manhattan’s West Village streets.