In Manhattan, CetraRuddy’s Stylish Office Building Tops Out (412 West 15th Street)

A significant milestone has been reached for the new office building 412 West 15th Street, located in Manhattan’s Meatpacking district, where the final steel beam was put in place last week.

The topping-out, announced by the office building’s architect CetraRuddy, completes the structure for the modern, 18-story tower. According to CetraRuddy and the developer Rockpoint Group, the new and very prominent downtown building will be completed in 2017.

At 270 feet high, the glass and metal-clad tower will be the Meatpacking district’s tallest building, adding 140,000 square feet of new office space to the area.

The lifestyle-oriented office building offers floor-to-ceiling glass, a sleek modern image, and six ample terraces totaling 8,000 square feet of outdoor space.

Together with an adapted historic building that connects to the new tower, the 412 West 15th Street office building offers 250,000 square feet of commercial space including innovative workplaces and ground-floor shops.

The office layouts are almost column-free to provide for flexible meeting and work spaces, communal indoor/outdoor environments, and an exposed steel structure drawing inspiration from the nearby High Line and older buildings in the former warehouse area, which is now teeming with trendy shops, restaurants and clubs.

With contrasting blackened stainless-steel walls and terrazzo floors, the building and its lobbies will project a modern, downtown vibe for tenants and visitors.

“For today’s competitive and challenging work environment, it’s important for the modern office to feel inviting, comfortable and adaptable to ever-changing needs,” says Nancy J. Ruddy, co-founding principal of CetraRuddy, adding that new office buildings and headquarters need to offer employees ways to “work, socialize and relax.”

CetraRuddy is an award-winning international architecture-and-interior-design firm known for creating market-topping value for developers and memorable experiences in hospitality, multifamily residential,  educational, cultural and commercial buildings.