The Orion

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The Orion
General information
Status Complete
Type Residential[1]
Location 350 West 42nd Street
New York City
Coordinates 40°45′30″N 73°59′33″W / 40.758361°N 73.992603°W / 40.758361; -73.992603Coordinates: 40°45′30″N 73°59′33″W / 40.758361°N 73.992603°W / 40.758361; -73.992603
Construction started 2004[1]
Opening 2006[1]
Antenna spire 604 ft (184 m)[1]
Technical details
Floor count 58[1]
Design and construction
Architect CetraRuddy Architecture[1]
Developer Extell Development Company
Structural engineer WSP Cantor Seinuk

The Orion is a skyscraper located at 350 West 42nd Street between Eighth and Ninth Avenues in the Hell's Kitchen or Clinton neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. The building rises 604 feet (184 m) above street level, containing 58 floors of residential units.[2] Despite its relatively modest height for a skyscraper, the residential building has dominated the 42nd Street landscape west of Times Square since its topout in September 2005,[2] and the building has views of New York City in every direction.[3]

The building was designed by the architectural firm CetraRuddy, who also designed One Madison Park.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "The Orion". Retrieved 2007-12-23. 
  2. ^ a b "The Orion". Retrieved 2007-12-23. 
  3. ^ "Orion". 2006-05-24. Archived from the original on November 12, 2006. Retrieved 2007-12-23. 
  4. ^ Ouroussoff, Nicolai. "Near-Empty Tower Still Holds Hope" New York Times (June 28, 2010)

External links[edit]

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