200 Amsterdam Avenue New York Tower

200 Amsterdam Avenue New York Tower Building, Upper West Side Skyscraper Design, Manhattan Supertall

200 Amsterdam Avenue New York Tower

Upper West Side Skyscraper for SJP Properties, NYC, USA – by Elkus Manfredi Architects

21 Jun 2016

200 Amsterdam Avenue New York Tower

200 Amsterdam Avenue New York TowerSkyscraper

Design: Elkus Manfredi, Architects

200 Amsterdam Avenue New York Tower

Location: The Upper West Side, Manhattan, NY, USA

The lower blocks of the Upper West Side have given rise to a sprinkling of skyscrapers in recent years, from the Fordham redevelopment to 200 West 67th Street. YIMBY reveals images of 200 Amsterdam Avenue, which will rise 666 feet to its roof, becoming the tallest building on the Upper West Side.

200 Amsterdam Avenue New York City Tower

The site originally held a synagogue. It was acquired for $275 million in 2015 by SJP Properties and since then the developer has landed $160 million in financing from Mitsui Fudosan.

Elkus Manfredi is designing the exteriors, while CetraRuddy is doing the interiors. The building’s 400,000 square feet and 51 floors will have 112 residences averaging over 3,000 square feet apiece.

While the penthouse at 200 Amsterdam Avenue will top out 601 feet above the streets below, the building’s crown will enjoy a prominence that’s rare amongst skyscrapers in New York City. Even at 666 feet, a building of this size would be almost invisible in either the Midtown or Downtown skylines, so the extra exterior detailing (and overture to pre-war ambitions) is both considerate and appealing.

200 Amsterdam Avenue New York Tower
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200 Amsterdam Avenue Skyscraper New York – Building Information

ADDRESS: 200 Amsterdam Avenue
NEIGHBORHOOD: Upper West Side
BOROUGH: Manhattan
DEVELOPER: SJP Properties , Mitsui Fudosan
PLANS DISCLOSED: 10/16/2015
HEIGHT IN FEET: 600
YEAR BUILT: 2018
SQUARE FEET: 400,000
BLOCK AND LOT: 1-01158-015

Roberto Cabrera, a real estate broker with Town Residential, has worked on the Upper West Side for 17 years and lives five blocks from 200 Amsterdam Avenue, reports www.nypress.com. He said the development does not threaten the scale or character of the Upper West Side, and that there are similarly tall buildings nearby.

“No precedent is being set. Just four blocks south are 150 Amsterdam Avenue and 160 West 66th Street, which are 42 and 45 stories, respectively, and even a bit further down there is the newest rental building at West 62nd Street at 54 stories,” said Cabrera. “So [200 Amsterdam Avenue] will slip into the bookshelf like another book. However, the bookshelf is quite full. There are not a lot of places to build on the Upper West, which is what keeps it so special.”

Anna Kahn, a broker with Halstead Property, said she often brings her clients who are looking for something on the Upper West Side north of West 110th Street, and there’s a desire for more options like 200 Amsterdam Avenue, but that public transportation and other services have to be added to and maintained.

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