The Orion, at 350 West 42nd Street, is the first condominium built on far West 42nd Street in more than a decade and the 60-story, ultra-luxury, high-rise building towers over most surrounding buildings. The design team at Cetra/Ruddy designed the Orion with superb layouts, corner living rooms, and floor to ceiling glass to maximize views. The building has 650,000 sq. ft. including 20,000 sq.ft. of luxurious amenity space with indoor swimming pools, screening rooms, a breakfast cafe and fitness center, as well as 8,000 sq. ft. of retail at the ground floor.
VDA provided services from design through construction administration for (7) seven gearless elevators with a 3-car low-rise bank serving up to the 29th floor, and a three-car high-rise bank serving the lobby and floors 29-60, and a service elevator serving all floors. There is also a 2-stop hydraulic elevator serving the garage, and two (2) 7,000 lb. capacity automobile lifts.