Monday, 24 February 2014

Walker Tower in New York sparkles once again as an Art Deco gem

The Walker Tower, one of the most significant examples of Art Deco architecture in New York City since it was inaugurated in 1929, has reopened after extensive restoration by architecture firm CetraRuddy for developers Property Markets Group and JDS Development Group.

Located in Chelsea at 18th Street and Seventh Avenue, the 24-storey building (named after its architect Ralph Walker) has been attracting the attention of celebrities such as actresses Cameron Diaz and Blake Lively, who have shown interest in its ample 47 apartments with 14-foot ceilings, two-foot thick floors, underfloor heating and bedrooms of unusually large proportions for New York City.

Some of the residences in the Walker Tower allow 360-degree views of the Manhattan harbour, and more than half have private terraces. Amenities for residents include a 24-hour doorman, concierge, library lounge with bar, children’s playroom, fitness centre, sauna and a common decked roof terrace.

Images courtesy of Property Markets Group / JDS Development Group

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