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New look at Upper West Side’s forthcoming 668-foot skyscraper

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The 668-foot tower will have one- to five-bedroom apartments

A very large building with multiple windows. There is a sunset in the sky and a body of water in the background. Binyan Studios

Now that the Board of Standards and Appeals has given the green light for the skyscraper at 200 Amsterdam Avenue to rise, developers SJP Properties and Mitsui Fudosan America are revealing more details about the Upper West Side building—namely, that sales will launch as soon as this fall.

The 51-story condo building, designed by Elkus Manfredi, will have 112 apartments in one- to five-bedroom variants; according to the developers, these will have “gracious layouts reflective of pre-war apartment buildings.” CetraRuddy is on the interiors.

In keeping with that theme, the facade will have a series of setbacks, giving the whole thing a modern wedding-cake building vibe. There’s also a distinctive crown topping the structure.

Its height, 668 feet, has been a source of consternation for the building’s opponents, who include local City Council member Helen Rosenthal. After the project was announced in 2016, those opponents made short work of trying to stop the skyscraper from rising, filing building challenges and alleging that the developers abused zoning rules. The BSA ruling dismissed the latter claim, but Rosenthal says they will “consider the next steps.”

But in the meantime, the building will continue to rise. In addition to those 112 condos, it’ll come with a bevy of amenities—a heated saltwater pool, a gym, golf simulator, children’s room, etc.—along with a soundproofed rehearsal room, a nod to the tower’s location near Lincoln Center.

Assuming all goes according to plan, sales will launch this fall, with Brown Harris Stevens handling.