Projects // Commercial

56 West 45th Street New York, New York

Valeray Real Estate engaged DSA to provide design services for the renovation of a very narrow lobby and lower floors of the facade within a very limited and mandated budget.

The design concept employs a multicolored marble floor in a geometric pattern.  Walls are wood paneled cherry wood.  A decorative drywall ceiling with Tungsten lighting encloses a new central air conditioning system. 

Custom plaster castings were designed to add visual interest and complement the building’s ornate terracotta façade.

A very unsightly exterior rolling grille, which was protecting the storefront window, was eliminated, and was replaced with new elegant interior grille behind the glass.  New exterior graphics for the ground floor tenant, as prescribed in the lease, were designed and installed.  New entrance doors and building canopy with identification adorn the exterior.  All the stonework was cleaned and patched, and the original building design was restored.

Construction began in 2003 and was completed in 2004, within budget.

56 West 45th Street

56 West 45th Street, front to back rendering

56 West 45th Street

56 West 45th Street, front to back rendering

56 West 45th Street

56 West 45th Street, back to front rendering

56 West 45th Street

56 West 45th Street, concierge desk

56 West 45th Street

56 West 45th Street, wall detail

56 West 45th Street

56 West 45th Street, full restored façade

56 West 45th Street

56 West 45th Street, restored façade

56 West 45th Street

56 West 45th Street, existing conditions