New York, NY



As the architect and interior designer, CetraRuddy designed this ground-up, 60-story residential building for Extell Development Company. The 650,000 SF tower is one of New York City’s most lofty, notably the sixth tallest residential building at the time of its completion in 2004. It’s impressive stature and brilliant blue and green glass curtain wall were the inspiration for building’s name “Orion”, drawing reference to the constellation.


The elegant and sculptural tower contains 550 apartments, most of which feature dramatic 360 degrees views of the Hudson River, Central Park, New Jersey and Manhattan. Resident amenities are centrally located on the 29th and 30th floors and include a luxurious 8,500 SF fitness center with indoor swimming pool, screening room, resident lounge and breakfast café.

The building entrance compliments the dramatic exterior with 18-foot high lobby ceilings and sophisticated, modern decor featuring rosewood and metal paneling and a 50-foot long angled wall of variegated Pompeiian stone.



2009 Builder’s Choice Award: Condo Category
2006 Concrete Industry Board, Roger H. Corbetta, Award of Merit
2006 Top Projects, US Architecture Magazine

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Status: Built
Location: New York, NY, US
Firm Role: Architect & Interior Designer