Woolworth Residences Sales Center

New York, NY

Extraordinary conversion of the historic Woolworth Building’s top 30
floors into 33 luxury, high-end residential condominiums including
a single five level townhome within the pinnacle at the top of the
building. Work at this 792-foot, National Historic Landmark involves
restoration of the façade, gut renovation and structural reconstruction
of core elevator shafts and stairwells from floors 29 through 58; shaft
space on the 2nd through 28th floors, and new ground floor entrance
and lobby, cellars, and sub-cellar amenities.

Architect of Record

SLCE Architects, LLP, New York, NY

Designer

The Office of Thierry W. Despont, New York, NY

Owner-Developer

Alchemy Properties Inc. and BlackRock Private Equity Partners

Features

  • renovation includes approximately 110,000 SF (net) of condominiums; completely new MEP infrastructure; two designated residential elevators and ground floor lobby; amenity space in the sub levels (the restored Woolworth pool, wine storage); lounge on the 29th floor; and gym on the 30th floor
  • one or two residences per floor
  • a portion of the lobby and sub-cellar will be part of the residential condominium, allowing for a dedicated entrance and amenity space
  • the tower floor penthouse, the Pinnacle, will be converted into a five-level living space
  • exterior work includes façade maintenance and new windows on the landmarked façade
  • the dramatic Park Place lobby for owners features an original coffered ceiling, restored and relocated from Frank W. Woolworth’s private office

Challenges

  • vertical transportation will be especially complex; our team will be coordinating worker transportation and material deliveries with access to only one operating indoor hoist (within new elevator shaft) or one operating elevator at any time, with both shafts side by side
  • extensive renovation of the top 30 floors of a National Historic Landmark while the lower condominium floors continue to operate as an office building

Services

Construction Management

Special Interests

Designed by famed architect Cass Gilbert, the Woolworth
Building was once the world’s tallest building. It opened in 1913.