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The name of the 20-story residential condominium building planned for 230 West 78th Street has been changed from Amsterdam 78 to Linden 78.

The project is a development of Urban Residential Properties of which Christopher Martorella is the chief executive officer and sole principal.

Handel & Associates is the architectural firm for the project and the rendering at the right appears on the website of Urban Residential.

Urban Residential's other New York projects include 255 Hudson Street and 505 Greenwich Street, both designed by Handel & Associates, and NoLiTa Place, and the Sycamore, both designed by H. Thomas O'Hara, SoHo 25 on Houston Street, designed by H. Thomas O'Hara and Beyer Blinder Belle.

The building, which is on the south side of 78th Street between Amsterdam and Broadway, will have a 24-hour doorman and 34 apartments, a roof deck, and bicycle storage.

The rendering of the building indicates that the building will have setbacks at the 13th, 15th and 18th floors and that a west section of the building will be cantilevered at about the sixth floor.

The building's masonry facades gives way partially to glass on the 15th through the 17th floors and fully to glass on the 18th through the 20th floors.

An offering plan was filed with the New York State Attorney General's office April 27, 2006 with a total offering price of $109,525,000.

A four-bedroom apartment with three-and-a-half baths on the 18th floor with 3,156 square feet of space plus 611 square feet of terrace is priced at $6,950,000. A one-bedroom, one-bath unit with 949 square feet is priced at $975,000.

The site is presented occupied by a four-story building with an 11-step stoop entrance.
Architecture Critic Carter Horsley Since 1997, Carter B. Horsley has been the editorial director of CityRealty. He began his journalistic career at The New York Times in 1961 where he spent 26 years as a reporter specializing in real estate & architectural news. In 1987, he became the architecture critic and real estate editor of The New York Post.