10 Years of ‘NYC&G’: Contemporary Condos Complemented by High Art

For clients in Chelsea’s cutting-edge 35XV building, Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz works all the angles.
Chelsea Manhattan Home Tour Designer Benjamin Noriega Ortiz Living Room

The living room is furnished with a custom sofa upholstered in Cortina Leathers’ Veneto in Ice Blue and Cassina’s K10 Dodo armchairs. The acrylic on canvas is by Wayne Gonzales. Photography by Peter Murdock.

Revisited for the 10th Anniversary issue of NYC&G. Previously featured in the October 2016 issue of NYC&G.  Read the full story here.


I was excited to shoot this pied-à-terre in the 35XV apartment building, completed in 2016 by FXFowle Architects, now called FXCollaborative. Located in Chelsea, the structure is among the many cutting-edge towers that sprouted up in the years after the nearby High Line evolved from a brilliant idea into a fabulous reality. Decorator Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz took on the interiors, which feature sumptuous furnishings that both soften the space’s hard edges and complement a heady art collection. I had initially feared that the building’s sharp angles might prove problematic for a two-dimensional magazine spread, but as usual, contributing photographer Peter Murdock knew exactly where to point the camera. —K. C

The print version of this article appears with the headline: Mondo Condo.