UWS Condo Project Tops Out Despite Legal Battles 200 Amsterdam Avenue Continues to Move Ahead

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An Upper West Side condo development that has been the subject of controversy over zoning recently reached a milestone.

Curbed reported yesterday that the 668-foot-luxury tower at 200 Amsterdam Avenue topped out at 52 floors. real estate company SJP Properties who, along with Mitsui Fudosan, is developing the project, announced the news in a statement: “200 Amsterdam, our prized new development in the heart of Lincoln Square, has reached its top residential floor today (52), Construction commenced in the fall of 2017 and has continued unabated since.”

On its website, SJP stated that the Elkus-Manfredi Architects-designed building will contain 112 luxury apartments, promising “state-of-the-art” amenities and wide views of the Midtown skyline and Central Park. The apartments range from one to five bedrooms starting at $2.95 million.

But opponents of 200 Amsterdam criticized how the air rights were obtained by a previous developer from nearby properties to make the development site, Crain's New York Business reported – a process that has been compared to gerrymandering,

SJP Properties and Mitsui Fudosan purchased the site from the previous developer in 2015.

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