Hell’s Kitchen has quickly emerged as an iconic New York City neighborhood. The rise in population has spurred more living accommodations to be built out, among the newest being 525 West 52nd Street, commonly referred to as “525.” This luxury rental residence is a 445,000-sq-ft mixed-use space that includes 392 high-end rental units and over 35,000 sq ft of lifestyle and recreational amenities.
Martin Associates was contracted in 2016 to design and install 525’s HVAC system. With more than 35 years’ experience working in the New York area, the Martin team is accustomed to working in tight spaces. However, Anthony Cicchetti, Martin’s project manager, immediately recognized the unique complexities of 525, including a smaller than normal mechanical room, even by city standards.