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ARO - 242 West 53rd Street

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ARO - 242 West 53rd Street

Mixed-use facility

242 West 53rd Street

New York , New York 10019

United States

Mixed-use facility

242 West 53rd Street

New York , New York 10019

United States

252 East 57th Street, Location: New York NY, Architect: SOM Architects

Description of the project

Climbing more than 60 stories into the Manhattan skyline, ARO features a cantilevered design wrapping the building in curves. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide sweeping views of Central Park, Columbus Circle, Midtown West and Hell’s Kitchen directly below. CetraRuddy designed ARO with SunGuard® SuperNeutral® 68 on CrystalGray® glass to accentuate transparency and light in all directions.

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