Articles on Ralph Walker

Walker Tower Developers Get $45 Million Loan for Hell’s Kitchen Project

New development at 435 West 50th Street Lands $45 Million Loan

Walker Tower, located at 212 West 18th Street in Chelsea, is one of those Manhattan buildings that are almost always in the spotlight. While architecture enthusiasts in the city can’t stop gushing about the building’s Art Deco representation, the apartments for sale at Walker Tower are among the most talked-about luxury residences in New York City today. So when the developers of Walker Tower announced that they were undertaking the conversion of another Art Deco building on 50th Street and 10th Avenue, it’s easy to see why the city’s real estate sector was ready to sit up and take notice of this new development.

Walker Tower: The Newest Very Old Chelsea Building

Walker Tower Construction Project in ChelseaChelsea is in the interesting position of being one of the hippest and most modern neighborhoods in all of Manhattan, while still being decked out in equally hip and desired pre-war buildings. As we've written about before, developers often address this position by renovating old pre-war apartments to fit with a modern style and sensibility. We’ve seen this often enough; developers will buy an old apartment building, raise the ceilings, expand the windows, and put the new luxury condos back on the market, describing them as a combination of the new and the old.

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