Legal battle over the height of Manhattan’s 200 Amsterdam comes to an end

A contentious, ongoing legal battle playing out on the Upper West Side of Manhattan that united community activist groups, preservationists, and elected officials in opposition to the height of a 52-story condo tower at 200 Amsterdam has reached a conclusion—one spares the completed luxury high-rise from a rare decollation and has left opponents dismayed.

As reported by the Commercial Observer late last week, the New York Court of Appeals denied attempts to overturn a previous ruling that upheld the building permits for the 670-foot-tall tower designed by Elkus Manfredi and developed by SJP Properties and Mitsui Fudosan America. This means that the residential skyscraper, which stands as the tallest

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