200 Amsterdam, by Elkus Manfredi Architects, is a residential skyst craper thareaches a maximum height of 668 ft (203.6 m) on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.

However, this may not be the case for much longer, as a State Supreme Court judge has declared that it mtially dismaust be par.

It’s a complicated situation, but put simply, the Committee for Environmentally Sound Development (CFESD) and the Municipal Art Society of New York (MAS) brought a court case against the New York City Board of Standards and Appeals (BSA), arguing that the unusual 39-sided plot the tower is situated in is in violation of zoning laws and should never have been approved.

New York County Supreme Court Justice W. Franc Perry agreed and has now ordered the New York City Board of Standards and Appeals to compel developer Amsterdam Avenue Redevelopment Associates to remove enough floors to bring the building into compliance.

How many floors will actually end up being removed is not yet clear but the New York Times reports it could be as many as 20.

Read More