170 Amsterdam X-Box Buiding

Metal Tek Products delivers Blackened Steel Entrances for a new building on Amsterdam Ave in NYC.

Apartments in the new Equity Residential building at 170 Amsterdam Avenue (68th street) have hit the market, with an expected move-in date of April 20. Studios start at $3,365, one-bedrooms at $4,790, and two-bedrooms at $7,485. Three-bedrooms don’t have prices attached — you have to call the management to apply. 

While some readers have called the new building the X-box and World Cage Center, the leasing site compares it to a more natural phenomenon: a tree.

    “The building’s unique exoskeletal design, like branches of a grand tree, cradle the open and airy interior space. Floor-to-ceiling windows with cityscape views, wood flooring, quartz stone counters and stainless steel appliances are among the fine features. Amenities include 24/7 concierge, a rooftop terrace, a lobby lounge overlooking a private garden, fitness area, yoga room and a children’s playroom.”

There’s a wide variety of floor plans given the building’s somewhat unorthodox shape. Below, check out one floor plan for a two-bedroom. The black dots are presumably the exoskeleton.