135 West 52nd Street

135 West 52nd Street


New York, NY

firm role:

Architecture and Interior Design


47 stories / 276,700 SF


2017 NYCxDESIGN - Residential Lobby


CetraRuddy illuminates West 52nd Street with the conversion of an existing building into luxury residential condominiums. Located in the heart of Manhattan, and inspired by the energy and excitement of the neighborhood, 135 West 52nd Street’s design is vibrant and modern, reflective of the surrounding urban context.

Only the building’s original structure remains. A new building façade of glass and metal accentuates the structure’s form of stacked volumes, creating a glistening tower in contrast to the original dark masonry façade. CetraRuddy collaborated with French artist Thierry Dreyfus on an undulating light installation on the building façade that will illuminate the structure and will be seen from the pedestrian level to the top of the building. The 47 floors contain 100 residences including five expansive penthouses. CetraRuddy’s design approach, informed by the Midtown location, takes its cues from the lights and dynamism of living at the center of New York City and combines sophisticated, contemporary materials with expansive views that contribute to the essence of the building.