170 Amsterdam Interiors

Client Equity Residential
Location New York City, NY
Project Type Interiors
Status Completed in 2015

170 Amsterdam's fixtures and finishes are a fresh take on the prewar classic.

170 Amsterdam sits between Central Park and the landscaped open space of Lincoln Towers. The building’s architecture is derived from its location between these large green spaces, providing the inspiration for the tree-like exoskeleton that defines the exterior.

The long narrow site demanded a solution that ultimately moved the structure to the outside of the enclosure in order to free up interior space that would have been occupied by columns.

The angled structural columns shape the building's interior spaces as residents encounter them throughout the lobby, fitness room, kids room, leasing offices, conference room and multi-purpose space. As they pierce through the ceiling above and into the floor below, the columns serve as industrial sculpture, something tactile and permanent.

Fixtures and finishes are a fresh take on the prewar classic: white oak floors, black, large format angled tile floors and traditional subway tile walls. A white marble and wood lobby leads directly to the garden, while the use of exposed ceilings, skylights and black & white high contrast furnishings create a modern aesthetic complimented with warm oak wood and natural light.

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170 Amsterdam is New York City's first residential exoskeleton building.


Interior Designer FF&E


Bruce Damonte


LEED Certified