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Retrofitting New York’s Woolworth Tower Residences

Source: Metal Architecture

The Woolworth Tower Residences at 2 Park Place in Manhattan recently completed extensive renovations on the top 30 floors. Offering sweeping views of New York City, the new windows and terrace doors feature aluminum framing members and panning to maintain the prestigious property’s historic detailing, while delivering modern-day performance and easy operation.

Honoring this architectural heritage, developer Alchemy Properties Inc., New York City, worked closely with both New York City-based SLCE Architects LLP and The Office of Thierry W. Despont Ltd.

SLCE worked closely with the Landmarks Preservation Commission and Higgins and Quasebarth to assure the integrity of the building’s architectural exterior during its conversion and restoration. The scope of the conversion includes the upper 26 floors, which are being masterfully transformed to include 33 luxury units spanning 159,000 square feet. The building’s six-story pinnacle will be converted into a truly unique penthouse. This space required immense structural modification and creative solutions to façade and envelope conditions.


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