170 Amsterdam Avenue

instantly iconic

Ryder Construction led the team fabricating the structure’s iconic award winning exoskeletal design as well as the luxury interior fit-out. This distinctive solution maximized floor area on a long narrow site of Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Surrounded by Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and Metropolitan Museum of Art the stunning, 20-story showstopper created a unique tree house effect.   The exterior structure maximized interior space in order for the Owners to produce an energy efficient LEED building with all the benefits of large windows, rooftop terrace, recreational space, residential lounge and fitness and yoga center.

The horizontal projecting slab serves as a sun control device and contributes significantly to the energy performance of the building by reducing air–conditioning needs and lighting costs and providing glare-free natural light.

The concrete used to create the exoskeleton was awarded the A+A Jury Favorite Award and is the result of a specialized mix that gives the material the appearance of limestone, a nod to the buildings in the Lincoln Square neighborhood. The formwork for the round, crossed column shapes involved an intricate fiberglass system with multiple units that were tightly connected together to achieve maximum reuse and economy.”
*Handel Architecture website

Awards
Award of Honour, Society of American Registered Architects
Diamond Award, American Council of Engineering Companies
A+ Award Popular Choice: Multi-Unit Housing, Architizer
A+ Award Jury Favorite: Architecture+Concrete, Architizer
Shortlist, Residential Award, World Architecture News
Award of Merit, Concrete Industry Board
Excellence in Structural Engineering Award, NCSEA
Design Citation, AIA New York State
Shortlist, Residential Award, World Architecture News

LEED certified building.

Architect 
Handel Architects

Developer
Equity Residential

Structure
DeSimone Consulting Engineers

Photographer
Bruce Damonte