Remember that trend in the 80’s when people started wearing underwear on the outside of their clothes? I think Madonna started it. Well, now they’re putting a building’s underwear on the outside.
The structural skeleton of 170 Amsterdam Avenue at 68th street is proudly displayed for all to see on the outside of the building. In recent days, construction workers have been putting in the windows, indicating that the building has topped out at 20 stories and the interior work is about to start. The building, owned by Equity Residential, is expected to have 235 apartments.
This building has caused a debate among readers before, some of whom consider it ghastly, while others see it as innovative. Denton, who sent us the photos above and below, says “it’s hard to love.”