World Wide Group’s conversion of an office building at 50 Murray Street sets a new standard for the design of luxury residential rental properties and redefined the southern boundary of TriBeCa. Architect Marvin Meltzer of Meltzer/Mandl Architects transformed the building’s massive industrial-era floor plates into loft-style residences with flowing floor plans, soaring 11-foot ceiling heights, and expansive windows. The lobby, designed by Jay Valgora of Studio V Architecture, includes a dynamic light sculpture that is visible from the street, creating a connection between the building and the surrounding neighborhood.
One of the first to offer a full-service, lifestyle-driven residential community, 50 Murray features a variety of exceptional amenities, including a three-level roof deck, a rooftop basketball court, a media room, a game room, and a children’s play room. With an eye to residents’ interests and convenience, as well as the value of the neighborhood as a whole, World Wide Group brought an Equinox Fitness Center and Spa to the building on the second floor, as well as a Starbucks on the ground floor.
Type: Residential conversion of a 620,000 square foot office building
Acquisition Date: 1999
Completion Date: 2002
Number of Units: 391
Retail Square Footage: 47,000