magazine | Mar 31, 2020 |
How holistic design shaped some of New York's tallest towers

Big New York buildings with hidden spiritual secrets.


The Spa at Madarin Oriental

The spa, retail boutique and administrative offices of the hotel were designed by prominent New York feng shui consultant Judith Wendell. (80 Columbus Circle, Manhattan)


Baccarat Hotel

When the luxury hotel was being renovated in 2012, four crystals were buried in the building’s foundation three stories below ground, one at each corner. (28 W. 53rd St., Manhattan)



The mixed-income co-op’s developers called in feng shui practitioner Susan Chan to stage the building's model units in 2011. (152 E. 118th St., Manhattan)


China Trust Bank

The fountain in the entrance vestibule was installed in 1992 to counteract the negative energy from the building’s entrance, which was designed on a feng shui–unfriendly diagonal. (41-99 Main St., Flushing, Queens)


Jackson Park

The three high-rise towers of the luxury residential rentals were envisioned by Clodagh—not only are the spaces designed to maximize the flow of ch’i, but the building also has amenities for its residents that promote wellness, including a steam room, sauna and private park. (28-16 Jackson Ave., Long Island City, Queens)


Trump International Hotel and Tower

Before embarking on a $230 million renovation in 1994, the real estate company managing the property called upon feng shui master Tin-Sun for advice—and an advantage with Asian buyers in a competitive market. (1 Central Park West, Manhattan)


Six Senses

Set to open in late 2020 in Chelsea, the luxury hotel and spa is the group’s first property in the United States—the hospitality experience incorporates six pillars of wellness into the stays for the guests. Clodagh was consulted in the construction of the towers. (76 11th Ave., Manhattan)

This article originally appeared in Spring 2020 issue of Business of Home. Subscribe or become a BOH Insider for more.

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