Sales launch at disputed 200 Amsterdam Avenue, with one-bedrooms starting at $2.625M

Posted On Wed, September 11, 2019 By

Posted On Wed, September 11, 2019 By In condos, lincoln square, New Developments, Upper West Side 

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Less than a month after construction at 200 Amsterdam Avenue topped out—and despite a pending Article 78 challenge filed by opponents of the contested Upper West Side tower in July—sales have officially launched and the developers debuted a new website with all the listings and a new batch of renderings. Designed by Elkus Manfredi Architects with interiors by CetraRuddy, the tower will rise 668 feet and consist of 112 condos over its 52 stories. Current pricing starts at 2.625 million for a one-bedroom and goes up to $7.975 for a five-bedroom. As 6sqft previously reported, there will be two duplex penthouses available for about $40 million each.

Elkus Manfredi’s design was inspired by the Art Deco style, with the facade featuring ornamental, faceted panels, an insulated glass curtain wall, and expansive windows. Inside, CetraRuddy focused on highlighting the city views and stuck to a neutral palette of marble, oak, and nickel accents.

Amenities will sprawl over three dedicated floors and 20,000 square feet. They include a 75-foot heated saltwater pool, sauna, fitness center, golf simulator, private dining room, a children’s playroom, and even a soundproof rehearsal room for “budding and established resident musicians.” All residents will also benefit from a complimentary membership to nearby Lincoln Center.

As 6sqft previously reported, the project has been challenged by community groups and elected officials because of its oddly-shaped, “gerrymandered” lot. Opponents argue that the building extends beyond the building site, which is prohibited by the city’s zoning code. Most recently, city regulators approved the developers’ right to build the tower in June, but the Municipal Art Society of New York (MAS) and the Committee for Environmentally Sound Development (CFESD) jointly filed a new Article 78 petition against the project in late July.

“The zoning for 200 Amsterdam has been consistently interpreted for more than 40 years. Three completed buildings on the same block have the exact same zoning,” SJP said in a statement at the time. “While we’re pleased with today’s BSA decision, it’s unconscionable that opposition has continued for this long.”

“While we are frustrated with the BSA’s resolution, we remain resolute in our continued challenge of the agency’s unreasonable interpretation of the Zoning Resolution, and will seek relief from higher courts if necessary,” Olive Freud, president of the CFESD, said in a statement.

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