242 West 53rd Street Making Ground

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242 West 53rd was recently in the news as construction gains momentum.  Situated in the heart of Manhattan and intertwined in a sixty story residential tower designed by Cetra Ruddy Architects, the landscape for West 53rd Street is embedded into the building at various levels, offering a wide array of spaces for outdoor dining, swimming, performance, sunbathing, and relaxation.  Of particular importance, is a 3,000-square-foot blueroof that is both a performance art piece and intricate water managment infrastructure that slowly releases water back into the storm sewer system over a twenty four hour period.  To learn more about this project that Theodore Hoerr led while a Principal at Balmori Associates click here.