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JPMorgan Chase Tower

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Identification

JPMorgan Chase Tower
Union Carbide Building, Chase World Headquarters
114651

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Structure in General

skyscraper
existing [completed]
steel
glass
steel
curtain wall
international style

Usages

commercial office
service branch(es) café

Facts

  • The tower was built for the Union Carbide chemical company and is today used as the headquarters of JP Morgan Chase.
  • Although the building underwent one of the largest office renovations in history in 2012, JP Morgan Chase has plans to replace it with a brand new headquarters.
  • 270 Park Avenue was passed up for landmark status in the same district review which saw 12 other buildings in the area on the list including Seagram Building.
  • The building opened on April 18, 1960, when approximately 700 Union Carbide employees became the first occupants. The moving in process continued in phases as the building interiors were completed.
  • The Union Carbide Building was estimated to cost $46 million, but actual costs were reported to be over $1 million a floor.
  • The facade contains 6,824 stainless steel panels.

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Location

260-270 Park Avenue
33-59 East 47th Street, 28-54 East 48th Street
270 Park Avenue at East 47th Street, NW corner to East 48th Street & Madison
10017
Midtown
Manhattan
New York City
New York
U.S.A.

Certificates

Applied for LEED – Platinum (2012)

Technical Data

707.01 ft
707.01 ft
707.01 ft
52
1957
Apr 1960
2012

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