Building Profile

Citigroup Center

Citigroup Center - formerly called Citicorp Center - is an office building located in NYC’s Plaza District at 601 Lexington Ave between 53rd and 54th Street. The shiny skyscraper is one of the most distinctive in Manhattan with its massive 45-degree-angle sloping roof.

Seagram Building

First, take a highball glass and fill with ice. Add a healthy dose of Seagram’s Seven Crown Whisky and top with 7 Up. Garnish with a lemon wedge. Arguably the luckiest drink in the world, the Seven & Seven is a refreshing summer cocktail whose popularity helped fund one of the great architectural masterpieces of the 1950s, Mies Van der Rohe’s The Seagram Building.

In order to properly give scope to this iconic New York landmark a little bit of history is needed. At the turn of the 20th century the term ‘automobile’ was not even part of the lexicon and the average person was still using horses and trains to travel.

 

Offices for Sublease in Modern Law Firm with Support Stations

Located on Maiden Lane in the Financial District, a law firm has 2 windowed offices, 1 interior office, and a workstation available for sublease. There is shared access to a large conference room and kitchenette. The suite is brand new, and the offices come fully furnished. The space would be ideal for attorneys, accountants, architects, and other professional uses. Access to building gym and rooftop deck included. 

Various showroom sizes available for sublease

An apparel company, located on West 37th Street between 7th and 8th Avenuen in the heart of the Garment District, has a fashion showroom for rent. There are various sizes for sublease, and the term is flexible. The office layout is open with polished concrete floors and high ceilings. 

Aggressive pricing and flexible lease term!

Law firm office sublease located on West 38th Street near Bryant Park in Midtown. There are 2 private offices for rent, plus a support desk. Subtenant will have shared access to a conference room and pantry. Conveniently located between Grand Central and Penn Station, and near many subway lines. 

Located at 122 East 42nd Street, Midtown East

FlappersThe Roaring Twenties in Paris were a debaucherous decade of cultural change and artistic creativity. A new national mindset and transformation of personal values were ushered in, which were in direct opposition to the ones held prior to World War I. While jazz performers like Josephine Baker, artists like Man Ray and Salvador Dali, and ‘The Lost Generation’ writers - Hemingway, Fitzgerald and Stein - gained in popularity, an elegant and sophisticated design style known as Art Deco was blossoming, and as a result, influenced the creation of everything from buttons to skyscrapers.

In 1925 a young real estate developer from New York City by the name of Irwin Chanin visited the Parisian World’s fair known as the International Exposition of Modern Industrial and Decorative Arts, from which the term ‘Art Deco’ derived its name, albeit not until many decades later. The international event brought together many avant-garde ideas in the fields of architecture and design. Little is known about Chanin’s European tour, but what is evident is that the expo was a life-changing creative influence on his design style and served as the aesthetic foundation for what would become his Manhattan architectural legacy.

Chanin Building

Revolving Doors at The Chanin Building

Chanin attended the Cooper Union School of Architecture, which was subsequently renamed in his honor in 1981. He cut his teeth building Broadway theaters, like the Richard Rodgers Theatre completed in 1925, but his crowning achievements are certainly the residential double-barrelled deco towers on Central Park West - The Century and the Majestic - as well as his magnificent, eponymous office tower, The Chanin Building.

The Chanin Building is located at 122 East 42nd Street, directly opposite the soaring Chrysler Building and a stone’s throw from the commuter gateway of NYC, Grand Central Terminal. The massive 735,000 square foot office building was the first truly great example of art deco architecture on a grand scale in Manhattan. For a brief time in 1929, prior to the completion of the Chrysler Building, the Chanin Building dominated the Midtown landscape. From head-to-toe a stunning work of art, a stroll through the lobby with its’ sleek, streamlined forms is a treat for any fan of the style. At its’ base the building has an elaborate terra cotta frieze and an elegant bronze band that illustrates the theory of evolution, and at its’ peak, an illuminated gothic buttress that brings to mind a royal crown.

PostcardHaving stood the test of time, the building continues to be a fantastic option for any company who desires to rent office space in a classic, historic and stylish Midtown skyscraper. It’s also a democratic option, as the building's natural setbacks create a multitude of full floor sizes that range from 32,000 square feet on the lower levels, to as little as 8,000 on the higher tower floors. There are also smaller partial floors for lease in the building. As you can probably surmise, leasing prices for office space in Midtown can be exorbitant, however the value of offices for lease at the Chanin Building are a bargain compared to many other Manhattan class ‘A’ office buildings.

It’s clear that Irwin Chanin’s trip to Paris in 1925 made a lasting impression on the young developer. It must have been an exciting time in his life. Chanin lived to be 96 year old and always kept his offices in his namesake building.

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Midtown

In 1931, a month before Al Capone was sentenced to 11 years in prison for tax evasion, mobsters disguised as police officers entered an office on the 9th floor of 230 Park Avenue and murdered Cosa Nostra mob boss Salvatore Maranzano. The gruesome killing was arranged by the infamous “father of modern organized crime” Lucky Luciano.  The hit took place in what today is known as the Helmsley Building, often referred to as the "Crown Jewel", located just north of Grand Central Terminal in the shadow of The MetLife Building. Named after none other than the dowager ‘Queen of Mean’ herself, Leona Helmsley, this magnificent Art Deco tower rises 35-stories into the Midtown Manhattan landscape.

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