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520 Madison Avenue

Identification

520 Madison Avenue
Continental Illinois Building
115521

Map

Structure in General

skyscraper
existing [completed]

Usage

commercial office

Facts

  • This building takes the form of a typical rectangular tower although here it has been sheathed in an expensive, polished red granite skin.
  • Unlike the usual slab building, it flares out at the bottom and curves toward the sidewalk.
  • The skyscraper was designed for offices with ground-level retail stores along Madison Avenue.
  • The plaza in front of the 53rd Street entrance has a waterfall as well as a sidewalk clock. There is also a portion of the torn-down Berlin Wall on display.

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Location

520 Madison Avenue at East 53rd Street, NW corner to East 54th Street
10022
U.S.A.

Technical Data

577.00 ft
577.00 ft
577.00 ft
43
1980
1982

Involved Companies

Architect:

Also recorded for this building:

owner, property management, structural engineering