Despite some initial construction hiccups, plans for the 668-foot residential tower at 200 Amsterdam Avenue continue to move forward. According to YIMBY, the tower’s developers, SJP Properties and Mitsui Fudosan, have unveiled new renderings of the Upper West Side building, including an up-close shot of its crown. Designed by Elkus Manfredi, the exteriors feature an aluminum curtainwall and metal panels. New York firm CetraRuddy will take on the interiors of the 112-unit condominium building.
The Art Deco-inspired design calls for windows on the north and south elevations, framed in masonry piers and metal spandrels. The first two floors will feature light gray limestone and the facade of the base will have black granite and steel accents.
The 112-unit condo building was slated to be the tallest on the Upper West Side, until Extell increased the height of their proposed tower at 50 West 66th Street to 775 feet tall. Both planned towers have faced opposition from community members and local officials.
Construction on 200 Amsterdam was stalled after critics argued the project did not follow required open space regulations and the city’s Department of Buildings shut down the site in July until the issue was resolved. In October, developers approved SJP Properties’ revised plan, which added unused air rights from other sites and connected them back to the project’s lot.
Similarly, some Upper West Side residents are fighting Extell’s 69-story 127-unit luxury condo building on West 66th. After Snøhetta revealed its design for the proposed tallest tower in the neighborhood, critics immediately pushed back against its development. Council Member Helen Rosenthal, who represents the area, said: “We will fight this project with every tool at our disposal.”
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All renderings via SJP Properties/ Elkus Manfredi
Neighborhoods : Upper West Side