200 Amsterdam Avenue Halfway to 668-Foot Pinnacle on the Upper West Side

The top of 200 Amsterdam Avenue. Designed by Elkus Manfredi

Work on 200 Amsterdam Avenue is moving along smoothly, recently passing the halfway mark in its ascent to its 668-foot-tall parapet. The upcoming 51-story residential development, which will briefly hold the title as the tallest skyscraper on the Upper West Side, is designed by Elkus Manfredi Architects, and developed by SJP PropertiesCetraRuddy is the lead interior designer for the 283,000-square-foot project.

New photos show the curtain wall reaching the first of eight setbacks on the eastern elevation.

200 Amsterdam Avenue. Photo by Michael Young

The elevator hoist on the southern elevation and the glass corners of the curtain wall. Photo by Michael Young

Each floor is getting smaller, which should speed up the construction process. Photo by Michael Young

The curtain wall and construction crane on the eastern elevation. Photo by Michael Young

Each setback will create private outdoor terrace space for several units. The curtain wall is designed to have a composite mix of glass, glazed aluminum panels, masonry, and stainless steel accents. The podium will feature double-height squared arches made of gray limestone, black granite, and stainless steel components.

The gradual reduction in the size of the rectangular-shaped floor plates should speed up the construction process as the tower ascends. Considering this, it could be possible for 200 Amsterdam Avenue to top off by the end of the summer. Workers currently have about 15 floors remaining to complete before reaching the flat roof parapet. Two duplex penthouses will sit on the top four floors and provide 360 degree views of Central Park, the Midtown skyline, the George Washington Bridge, and the sunset over the Hudson River and New Jersey.

The building’s amenities include an indoor swimming pool, a fitness center with a yoga space, a sauna room, a conservatory, a virtual golf room, a children’s playroom, and a residential lounge. The closest subways are the 1, 2, and 3 trains at the 72nd Street-Broadway station, and the B and C train at the 72nd Street station on Central Park West. The sales gallery for 200 Amsterdam Avenue is located at 169 Amsterdam Avenue, one block south of the development.

Construction on 200 Amsterdam Avenue is expected to be completed sometime in 2020.

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2 Comments on "200 Amsterdam Avenue Halfway to 668-Foot Pinnacle on the Upper West Side"

  1. Your headline is misleading. If there are 15 floors left to pour of a 51 story building, the building is over 2/3 of the way up. The headline only makes sense if you’re counting setbacks, which misrepresents the overall progress.

  2. Alberto Medina | July 5, 2019 at 10:54 am | Reply

    I really appreciate the articles and construction updates. However, I have noticed that you rarely mention the builder. It would be nice to know which companies or joint ventures (Lendlease, Webcor, Suffolk, Turner, etc) are actually building these iconic towers.

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