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Walker Tower: Downtown Luxury Redefined

20 March, 2017 posted by: CORE

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CORE’s new development team was presented the challenge of turning Ralph Thomas Walker’s Verizon Building into an uber-luxury condominium in Chelsea. The building was built in 1929 as the center of telecommunications. So, transforming this building into a residential condominium with layouts that appealed to buyers was no easy task.

In order to accomplish their goal, the new development team put their creative minds together and created a “destination” building by educating buyers about the building’s stature and pedigree, reviving the legacy of the great Ralph Walker and collaborating with CetraRuddy to create generous layouts with luxurious finishes and amenities.

CORE’s efforts resulted in a record-breaking average per square foot of $3,500 at Walker Tower, the highest ever downtown and $10,000 per square foot for the penthouse. Finally, CORE created the Ralph Walker brand and in doing so, redefined downtown luxury.



 

CORE Talks: CetraRuddy on the Importance of Design

02 October, 2014 posted by: CORE

John Cetra and Nancy Ruddy sit down and talk architecture and interior design with Shaun Osher in this new CORE Talks interview. In the video, they talk about their impressive 27-year history in design and real estate in NYC. The three talk about the impact a building has on a city skyline, and maintaining the integrity of past architecture during a restoration. Craftsmanship and modernism are two of the elements the designers are known for when creating lasting design.

Watch the video to hear more about a few of the projects CetraRuddy and CORE have worked on together.



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