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Park Avenue Plaza Building

Identification

Park Avenue Plaza Building
115524

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Structure in General

skyscraper
existing [completed]
modernism

Usages

commercial office

Facts

  • The ground floor has a through-block glass-walled atrium with a light-toned granite floor and a gridded ceiling.
  • The building rises above the Racquet and Tennis Club, a Florentine Renaissance-style palazzo. The lower portion is visually restrained in deference to the club.
  • The Park Avenue facade has a prism-like plan, whereas the back portion is modelled as a rectangle.
  • Park Avenue Plaza was built next to the Lever House, a similarly groundbreaking tower.

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Location

55 East 52nd Street to East 53rd Street
10055
Midtown
Manhattan
New York City
New York
U.S.A.

Technical Data

575.26 ft
574.26 ft
532.61 ft
45
1979
1981
25

Involved Companies

general contractor, owner, property management, shell construction
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