Southern Railyard

In Trump's original 1987 proposal for the site, the southern part of the railyard was to become Television City, a production facility which would also include a new headquarters for NBC. My understanding is that when the studio component was removed from the project that became Riverside South, the fate of the southern part of the railyard was left undefined. However, something big, expensive and temporal will likely get built here at some point.

Area being cleared for construction of 120 Riverside Boulevard
9/2/2001 06:55 AM
Area being cleared for construction of 120 Riverside Boulevard
Old railyard being cleared for construction
9/2/2001 07:38 AM
Old railyard being cleared for construction
Parking lot that used to sit on the southern railyard
9/2/2001 07:44 AM
Parking lot that used to sit on the southern railyard
Southern railyard
10/19/2007 11:43 AM
Southern railyard
Southern railyard
10/19/2007 11:43 AM
Southern railyard
Tunnel construction for 80 Riverside Boulevard
11/17/2006 03:20 PM
Tunnel construction for 80 Riverside Boulevard
Tunnel construction
2/14/2008 01:42 PM
Tunnel construction
Tunnel construction
2/14/2008 01:43 PM
Tunnel construction

Just to the south of the railyard is the power plant for the IRT subway system.

IRT power plant
9/2/2001 07:51 AM
IRT power plant
IRT power plant
10/19/2007 11:47 AM
IRT power plant
IRT power plant
10/19/2007 11:48 AM
IRT power plant
IRT power plant smokestack
10/19/2007 12:03 PM
IRT power plant smokestack
Window detail
9/1/2008 01:39 PM
Window detail
Decorative trim
9/1/2008 01:39 PM
Decorative trim

Immediately to the southast of the railyard is the former Sheffield Dairy which had a direct rail connection to the yard. The dairy was later converted to studios for CBS-TV.

CBS Studios - old Sheffield Dairy
9/2/2001 07:54 AM
CBS Studios - old Sheffield Dairy

When I last visited in the Fall of 2007, 59th Street on the southern edge of the old railyard was still home to some rugged old survivors from the past. Also, one of the few desolate streets in Manhattan where tour buses can park while waiting for their contents to leave their cash on the island. Not sure what the ultimate plan for this area is.

Railroad tracks emerging from under 33 West End Avenue
9/1/2008 01:36 PM
Railroad tracks emerging from under 33 West End Avenue
33 WEA towering over the parking lot
9/1/2008 01:38 PM
33 WEA towering over the parking lot
33 WEA towering over the parking lot
9/1/2008 01:39 PM
33 WEA towering over the parking lot
MTP Parking - 627 West 59th Street
9/1/2008 01:38 PM
MTP Parking - 627 West 59th Street
MTP Parking
10/19/2007 11:53 AM
MTP Parking
MTP Parking
10/19/2007 11:53 AM
MTP Parking
Central Parking Systems - 641 West 59th Street
10/19/2007 11:53 AM
Central Parking Systems - 641 West 59th Street
641 West 59th Street
9/1/2008 01:40 PM
641 West 59th Street
641 West 59th Street
9/1/2008 01:41 PM
641 West 59th Street
641 West 59th Street
10/19/2007 11:54 AM
641 West 59th Street
641 West 59th Street
10/19/2007 11:55 AM
641 West 59th Street
641 West 59th Street
10/19/2007 11:55 AM
641 West 59th Street
80 Riverside Boulevard
9/1/2008 01:39 PM
80 Riverside Boulevard
Riverside South towering over the mail trailer parking lot
9/1/2008 01:42 PM
Riverside South towering over the mail trailer parking lot