Up on Broadway and 72nd Street, where a new Trader Joe's will soon try to trample the local foodie competition, there's some
value engineering and general tedium architectural slight of hand on view. At 200 West, the 19-story stack of retail and luxury rentals from Handel Architects for the Gotham Organization, everything seems to float over the recently installed all-glass base. Behind those panes a few thin concrete columns appear to be the only support for the 192 apartments spreading above the southwest corner of this busy intersection. That expanse of glass will offer a fantastic vista of the neighborhood, and possibly the best view ever of a Gray's Papaya. The building has also debuted a placeholder website, and a new nickname, The Corner. Isn't that where they stick troublemakers? Things are getting dangerous on the Upper West Side!
· 200 West [200west72.com]
· 200 West coverage [Curbed]