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Peek Inside the Condos of Midtown's Lightsaber Building

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All photos via Evan Joseph
All photos via Evan Joseph

Two model units for the Chetrit Group's 47-story "Lightsaber" building located on 6 1/2 Avenue are now ready, and Curbed has an exclusive inside look into them.

CetraRuddy worked on the conversion of the building located at 135 West 52nd Street, which was formerly home to Flatotel, and turned it into 109-glitzy condos. The building features one-to-four bedroom apartments, four penthouse duplexes, and a triplex. Prices range from $1.5 million to $15 million for the largest penthouse in the building. The Chetrit Group, which partnered with Clipper Equity on this project, spent $250 million on the conversion.

The model units stand out particularly for the marble countertop in the kitchen and the floor-to-ceiling windows in the living room.

The building is perhaps most famous for a permanent, 423-foot light installation by French designer Thierry Dreyfuss that stands like a lightsaber at the front of the building.


· Manhattan's 6 1/2 Avenue Is Getting A Luminous Upgrade [Curbed]
· First Look Inside Chetrit's Illuminated 135 West 52nd Street [Curbed]
· Watch This Giant Lightsaber Illuminate 135 West 52nd Street [Curbed]
· 135 West 52nd Street Archives [Curbed]