About The Landmark
The Riverside Church is one of New York’s most prominent religious landmarks. Financed in 1927 primarily by John D. Rockefeller, Jr., this “skyscraper” type church with a 392-foot tower was built to show a strong presence on the Upper West Side skyline. The 20-floor tower also holds 74 carillon bells, including a 20-ton bourdon bell.
The church is modeled after the Gothic, 13th century, Chartres Cathedral in France and its nave seats over 2,100 worshipers.
Plan Your Visit: 490 Riverside Drive at 120th Street in Manhattan. For a full schedule of services, musical events and tours click on the link. trcnyc.org
We want to thank The Riverside Church and their friendly staff for all of their assistance.