The Real Deal New York

Handel Architects redeems itself on the UWS

The unconventional 170 Amsterdam Avenue is the best of the three projects the firm has designed on the stretch

June 13, 2014 04:30PM
By James Gardner

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From left: Sam Zell, 170 Amsterdam Avenue and Handel Architects’ Frank Fusaro

From the June issue: Few areas of Manhattan have been as fundamentally transformed over the past few years as the stretch from the west side of Amsterdam at 66th Street to the point where that avenue meets Broadway at 72nd Street. Only one of these blocks, from 70th to 71st, remains entirely unaffected. On the block just to the south of that, the mod, travertine-clad Lincoln Square Synagogue, designed by Hausman & Rosenberg, now stands shuttered. Its congregation has moved one street south, to a new, and far larger building whose undulating façade was ably designed by CetraRuddy. [more]

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