The New York State Court of Appeals on Thursday denied a motion for leave to appeal in an Upper West Side zoning fight that garnered considerable attention after a New York City trial judge ordered the city’s Department of Buildings to compel the building owner to remove floors exceeding the bulk permitted by city zoning rules.

The Appellate Division, First Department reversed the trial judge’s ruling in a unanimous decision in March, allowing the 52-story tower at 200 Amsterdam Avenue to stand.