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. And now, YIMBY has the reveal for 200 Amsterdam Avenue, which will rise 666 feet to its roof, becoming the tallest building on the Upper West Side.
Back in August of 2015, foundation work was underway for 55 Hudson Yards, a planned 51-story, 1.3-million square-foot office building bound by Eleventh Avenue and Hudson Boulevard and West 33rd and 34th streets, in the Hudson Yards District. The structure has since risen above street level and is now three stories in height, as seen in photos by NyConstructionPhoto. The 780-foot-tall tower will feature an amenity-filled lobby and outdoor terraces throughout. Multiple tenants have already signed leases or letters of intent for space. Law firm Boies, Schiller & Flexner has leased 83,000 square feet, and Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, another law firm, signed a letter of intent to take 250,000 square feet. Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group are developing, while Kohn Pedersen Fox is the design architect. Tokyo-based Mitsui Fudosan owns a 92.09 percent share of the tower. Construction is expected to be complete in 2018.
Last October, SJP Properties and the U.S. branch of Tokyo-based Mitsui Fudosan entered into a contract to buy 200 Amsterdam Avenue, a 5,000 square-foot plot currently occupied a vacant synagogue and located between West 69th and 70th streets on the Upper West Side. Commercial Observer reports the sale has since closed, along with $160 million in financing to fund the acquisition. The team of developers have been planning a high-rise condominium tower for the site, which can boast roughly 400,000 square feet of development rights. The latest plans call for a 51-story, 112-unit residential building, although retail space will also probably be included on the ground floor. Neither demolition permits for the existing structure and nor new building applications have yet been filed.
This past summer, mysterious soil and bedrock tests were conducted at 200 Amsterdam Avenue, between 69th and 70th Streets on the Upper West Side, and now SJP Properties, partnered with Japan-based Mitsui Fudosan, is in contract to purchase the property for nearly $300 million. The site has nearly 400,000 square feet of air rights, and the developers plan to build a 55-story condominium tower, which could reportedly be one of the tallest in the neighborhood. An existing former religious structure must first be demolished.
YIMBY first revealed Related’s 51-story, 1.3-million square-foot office building dubbed 55 Hudson Yards in May of 2014, and then we brought you an excavation update earlier this spring. Today, per Curbed, foundation work is well underway. Kohn Pedersen Fox is designing, and completion is expected in 2017. Oxford Properties Group is co-developing, and Mitsui Fudosan also owns a 92.09 percent stake in the project.