200 Amsterdam Avenue Tops Out at 668 Feet Tall on the Upper West Side

The base of 200 Amsterdam Avenue. Designed by Elkus Manfredi

Construction at 200 Amsterdam Avenue has topped out. The residential skyscraper stands 668 feet high above the Upper West Side and has secured the title of tallest structure in the neighborhood, if only temporarily. The 51-story building is designed by Elkus Manfredi Architects and developed by SJP PropertiesCetraRuddy is the lead interior designer for the 283,000-square-foot project.

SJP Properties commented on the milestone with the following statement:

“200 Amsterdam, our prized new development in the heart of Lincoln Square, has reached its top residential floor today (52). 200 Amsterdam’s distinctive crown feature is expected to be completed in September. Construction commenced in the fall of 2017 and has continued unabated since. We look forwarding to officially launching sales also this September.”

Photos from across Central Park and from across the street show the scale and height of the stepped reinforced concrete superstructure.

Looking from across Central Park at 200 Amsterdam Avenue. Photo by Michael Young

Looking west at the building from Broadway. Photo by Michael Young

The top of 200 Amsterdam Avenue’s eastern setbacks. Photo by Michael Young

The facade is steadily climbing up each setback. Photo by Michael Young

200 Amsterdam Avenue. Photo by Michael Young

The southeastern corner of the structure and a close-up of the hoist and curtain wall. Photo by Michael Young

The main eastern elevation. Photo by Michael Young

Looking across the street at the lower levels on the eastern elevation. Photo by Michael Young

Looking down Amsterdam Avenue at the northern elevation. Photo by Michael Young

The northeastern corner of the building. Photo by Michael Young

Amenities for 200 Amsterdam Avenue 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. East-facing units will offer views of Central Park, while future occupants looking to the west can see the Hudson River. Two duplex penthouses with 360-degree views will sit on the top four floors.

The closest subways are the 1, 2, and 3 trains at the 72nd Street-Broadway station and the B and C trains at the 72nd Street station on Central Park West. Both of these stops are a short walk to the north. Meanwhile, Lincoln Center is only a five-minute walk to the south and Central Park is less than ten minutes to the east by foot. The sales gallery for 200 Amsterdam Avenue is located at 169 Amsterdam Avenue.

Completion of 200 Amsterdam Avenue is slated for next year.

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7 Comments on "200 Amsterdam Avenue Tops Out at 668 Feet Tall on the Upper West Side"

  1. David in Bushwick | August 15, 2019 at 10:15 am | Reply

    Wow, a new tower that has actual walls and texture. What a concept!
    This is turning out better than the rendering.

  2. Obviously not topped out at 668 feet, just structurally topped out with a nice ribbon-cutting, a press release and a ways to go to the actual top. Greater accuracy in your reporting would be nice …

  3. I agree with “brklynr” — doesn’t seem topped out to me.

  4. Better than most

  5. I don’t think that the very first rendering is “the base”, but never mind. I would like to have seen a photo from across Central Park to fully appreciate the impact this building has on the skyline.

  6. I live nearby, and I like how this edifice looks like already. Nothing outstanding, but not offensive either. In fact, rather pleasant addition to the area.

  7. How come my comment went poof?

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