No nosy neighbours here! Celebrities flock to luxury New York apartment tower with 18 inch walls and soundproof floors

The 1929 Art Deco building that once housed the New York Phone Company was built to assert the firm’s corporate presence and stability. Nearly a century later, JDS Development Group has embraced the impressive structure and converted it into luxury residences. The top real estate developer recognized the robust building’s potential for offering residents a much-desired degree of privacy. With its 18-inch-thick walls, steel-framed structure, and concrete casings as well as its sophisticated amenities and dazzling 360-degree rooftop views, the property is attracting a very exclusive clientele.

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Walker Tower 212 West 18th Street by JDS Development Group & Michael Stern

In New York, Downtown Looks Up

In the rebirth of downtown living in New York, first there was the converted gritty industrial loft, then the minimalist “glass box” condo tower. Now the glass box has given way to a new demand—for elaborately finished condominiums that echo the gracious prewar apartments of the Upper East Side.

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On The Market

With its latest project, Walker Tower, JDS Development Group is paying homage to visionary architect Ralph Walker. In 1929, Walker designed an exuberant new building for the New York Telephone Company (and its new technology). Constructed before height restrictions, Walker Tower boasts unobstructed views in all directions. By rejuvenating the building, JDS Development is creating a state-of-the-art residential tower in New York City that can never be replicated: a soaring prewar residence with a sterling architectural heritage.

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