An Apartment with an Exoskeleton

Equity Residential’s new 20-story tower, 170 Amsterdam, is about to begin leasing on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. The luxury rental building features an artistic, Handel Architects-designed exoskeleton.

New York—Equity Residential’s new 20-story tower, 170 Amsterdam, is about to begin leasing on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. The luxury rental building features an artistic, Handel Architects-designed exoskeleton. This visually-striking structural feature permits column-free interior spaces that boost the open spaces inside each residence and contribute to a floating, airy feel.

The 236-unit apartment community “is going to be an iconic new fixture on the Upper West Side and itself a livable work of art,” said George Kruse, first vice president of development with Equity Residential.

“No two apartments will be alike, with the sculpture-like exterior columns cradling each home in a unique way and creating distinctive patterns and viewpoints on the exterior.”

Located along Amsterdam Avenue between 67th and 68th Streets on Manhattan‘s Upper West Side, 170 Amsterdam is steps from the exciting streetscapes of the Broadway and 72nd Street corridors. Nearby are some of the city’s finest dining and retail destinations, as well as popular cultural venues including Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Juilliard School of Music and Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Also close at hand are Central Park to the east and Riverside Park to the west. And of course, residents will have their choice of multiple transit modalities.

The ground floor of 170 Amsterdam features 11,900 square feet of retail space, which will include a new French bakery and coffee shop called Boule at Cherie, as well as be the city’s premier children’s enrichment center, NY Kid’s Club.

A mix of studio to three-bedroom homes will be featured at 170 Amsterdam. A 24-hour concierge will welcome residents and guests through an inviting, graciously-appointed lobby, above a tranquil, landscaped private courtyard.

Expansive, open floor plans will feature oak floors throughout. Granite countertops, fresh white cabinetry and stainless steel appliances are among the hallmarks of the kitchens. Bathrooms will offer white subway tile-clad walls set against black tiles floors. In-unit washer-dryers are part of every apartment.

Among the common-area amenities of 170 Amsterdam are a resident lounge with pool table, multiple televisions, catering kitchen, leather lounge chairs and high-top tables. Others include a fully-equipped fitness center with yoga studio, golf simulator, vibrant children’s playroom, conference room with marble table, pet grooming room with full electronic capabilities and two sound-proof musical rehearsal rooms. A rooftop terrace featuring barbecues and TV will permit residents to savor sweeping city panoramas.

“We’re thrilled to begin our leasing efforts and to open our doors later this spring,” Kruse said of 170 Amsterdam, which is slated for occupancy this month.