YIMBY Reveals Interior Renovations of One Wall Street’s Red Room, in Financial District

A rendering of the Red Room after renovations. Developed by Macklowe Properties

In the midst of the largest office-to-condo conversion in New York City history at One Wall Street, its famous Red Room is undergoing a 16-month-long renovation. Designed in 1931 by renowned muralist Hildreth Meière, the former banking hall’s walls and ceilings are lined with 8,911 square feet of oxblood, orange, and gold glass tile mosaic, some of which has become damaged over the years. The Red Room will likely serve as retail space when the building reopens, which is expected to be in 2021. Macklowe Properties is the developer of the $1.5 billion Financial District conversion and expansion. CORE is handling sales and marketing of the planned 566 housing units in the rest of the Ralph Walker-designed skyscraper. SLCE Architects is serving as the architect of record.

YIMBY is revealing the first set of photos of the Red Room along with the rendering of the space in the featured image above.

A worker using a scissor lift to reach the grand heights of the ceiling

A close-up photo of the tiles on the wall

One of the geometrically shaped columns in the middle of the space.

Polishing the tiles on the column

A close-up of the Art Deco grilles that resemble the large multi-story window atop One Wall Street

Crews are renovating every square inch of the Red Room, which should open in 2021.

A worker cleaning and restoring one of the decorative ornaments that are part of the stylish and elegant window frames for the Red Room.

A corner of the Red Room in need of repairs reveals the layers of materials behind the famous tiling.

Working high above the floor.

Future residents of the upper floors will have access to more than 100,000 square feet of amenities spread across multiple levels. These include an enclosed pool and a 39th-floor roof deck overlooking the New York harbor. Private terraces will be included with 47 apartments.

The residences will be finished next year. Sales are beginning this fall.

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4 Comments on "YIMBY Reveals Interior Renovations of One Wall Street’s Red Room, in Financial District"

  1. Magnificent! What a compelling and eternal space.

  2. Rich Sackmann | June 23, 2019 at 9:27 pm | Reply

    Nice work, Michael! Looks amazing.

  3. Deborah Dreher | June 23, 2019 at 11:34 pm | Reply

    OMG WHAT WE TOOK FOR GRANTED. Imagine arriving every day to work and seeing that room.
    It was amazing. One Wall/Irving Trust…..

  4. David in Bushwick | June 24, 2019 at 10:41 am | Reply

    Oh, a retail space would be the best option allowing anyone who appreciates such beauty to be able to see it. This entire building is certainly one of NY’s top architectural masterpieces. Turning older office buildings no longer in demand into new housing couldn’t be a better outcome.

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