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Walker Tower

Walker Tower

Hiding in Plain Sight

A strategy to unearth a buried treasure: it was time to reintroduce New York to one of its greatest architects, Ralph Walker, whose landmark towers of the 20s and 30s, all in a distinctive film noir take on the Art Deco style, are hiding in plain sight across the city. For a Chelsea residential conversion we dubbed Walker Tower, an expertly-curated public architecture exhibit during construction let the building's original designer, and its recent development, meet the neighbors. A Walker revival has resulted, with a new monograph from Rizzoli, (also designed by Pandiscio Co.), and a forthcoming documentary from PBS. The building is now breaking price-per-square-foot barriers for its type and setting.

Walker Tower

212 West 18th Street, NYC

Credits:

DEVELOPER
JDS Development Group
& Property Markets Group

ARCHITECT
Ralph Thomas Walker (1929)

CONVERSION ARCHITECT
CetraRuddy

SALES & MARKETING
CORE

ILLUSTRATION
Vesa Sammalisto

Website:

walker-tower.com

Exhibition Website:

ralphwalkexhibit.com