Photos from Williams New York reveal a completed facade at 200 Amsterdam, a new 668-foot-tall condominium tower on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Designed by Elkus Manfredi Architects, the Art Deco-inspired facade, combines a mix of granite and limestone, ornate decorative panels, and dramatic oversized windows.
The tower comprises 112 condominiums and a full suite of health and wellness amenities. These include a 75-foot-long saltwater pool, a sauna and steam room, a fitness center curated by The Wright Fit, and a meditation room. Additional amenities include a library, communal lounges, a golf simulator, a pet spa, an outdoor terrace, a Lincoln Center Membership, and more.
As the tallest building on the Upper West Side, the building faced a great deal of backlash from neighborhood groups and members of the State Supreme Court. Opponents argued that permits issued by the New York City Department of Buildings were based on an incorrect interpretation of laws pertaining to the assemblage of partial tax lots with whole lots that facilitate the construction of taller, denser buildings. New York City’s Board of Standards and Appeals upheld the DOB’s position in three separate lawsuits filed by community groups.
Today, the developers are on the heels of a final, definitive victory in a years-long court battle that attempted to force the developer to lop off 20 floors that are already fully constructed.
Residents are expected to move in this fall.