The record setting Art Deco conversion. Walker Tower is the historic restoration and expansion of a former telephone building designed in 1929 by Ralph Walker into the finest luxury apartment house in New York City. With JDS Development Group's collaborator CetraRuddy, the 47 units, 24-stories, and 200,000 square feet of Walker Tower’s conversion incorporated the building’s original design details and includes all of the conveniences of modern, upscale residential living. The elaborate brick façade has been painstakingly restored and new façade elements have been constructed in the spirit of the Art Deco ornamentation that Ralph Walker made famous through architectural masterpieces in New York City.
Built before neighborhood height limits were enacted, Walker Tower rises high above its surroundings and features stunning and protected 360-degree Manhattan views, soaring ceilings. Apartments feature oversized tilt-and-turn windows, Smallbone of Devizes kitchens, Nanz hardware, French herringbone oak flooring, built-in zoned humidification system, and radiant floor heating throughout. Sales shattered market records, including the most expensive home sold in Downtown Manhattan. Developed by JDS Development Group in partnership with Property Markets Group, and built by JDS Construction Group.