The Orion (skyscraper)

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The Orion
General information
Location350 West 42nd Street
New York City, New York, U.S.
Coordinates40°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 started2004[1]
Antenna spire604 ft (184 m)[1]
Technical details
Floor count58[1]
Floor area632,939 sq ft (58,802.0 m2)
Design and construction
DeveloperExtell Development Company
Structural engineerWSP Cantor Seinuk
Main contractorBovis Lend Lease
Other information

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, in the U.S. state of New York. The building rises 604 feet (184 m) above street level, containing 551 residential units across 58 floors,[3] and is the 128th tallest building in New York. 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,[3] and the building has views of New York City in every direction.[4]

The building was designed by the architectural firm CetraRuddy, who also designed One Madison Park.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "The Orion". Retrieved 2007-12-23.
  2. ^ "The Orion". Skyscraper Center. CTBUH. Retrieved 2017-09-10.
  3. ^ a b "The Orion". Retrieved 2007-12-23.
  4. ^ "Orion". 2006-05-24. Archived from the original on November 12, 2006. Retrieved 2007-12-23.
  5. ^ Ouroussoff, Nicolai. "Near-Empty Tower Still Holds Hope" The New York Times (June 28, 2010)

External links[edit]

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