Ritz Tower Hotel
The Ritz Tower Hotel was erected in 1926 and, at 41 stories, was the first high-rise apartment tower, located at Park Avenue and 57th Street in midtown Manhattan. Emery Roth incorporated advanced technology into his design of the building, clothed in a manner such that Ayn Rand described it as “a Renaissance palace made of rubber and stretched to a height of forty stories.” Acheson Doyle Partners worked on the building from 1987-2004, restoring the façade and redesigning the lower five floors with banquet and kitchen facilities. ADP replaced the infrastructure of the original plumbing and electrical risers and developed new routes for high-speed telecommunication and data lines. The lobby and public corridors were all restored or redesigned.