Friday, September 22, 2017

Neighborhood's Tallest Building on The Upper West Side

Construction in Manhattan’s Lincoln Square neighborhood has permanently changed the skyline in recent years, from the Fordham University expansion to the towers at Riverside South.

But the soon to be constructed 200 Amsterdam Avenue, which will soar to 668 feet, will be the tallest building on the Upper West Side.

The building site, which was the longtime home of the Lincoln Square Synagogue, was acquired for $275 million in 2015 by SJP Properties.

200 Amsterdam will sit on the west side of Amsterdam Avenue between West 68th and 69th Streets and rise 55 stories.

The new tower will have 112 luxury residences covering more than 450,000 square feet.

The Upper West Side’s stringent landmarking means that new development like this is generally very rare for the neighborhood.

The recently-completed 160 West 62nd Street presently stands as the tallest building in Lincoln Square, at 598 feet, while on the proper Upper West Side, the San Remo holds the torch at 400 feet.

While 200 Amsterdam Avenue will top out 668 feet above street level, the building would be almost invisible in either the Midtown or Downtown skylines.

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