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The Crown Jewel of Midtown Office Space

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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.

Built as the headquarters of the New York Central Railroad Company and originally called the New York Central Building when it was completed in 1929, the physical location of the building is quite unique in that it straddles Park Avenue.  Designed to provide access for traffic, there are two large arched portals that run through the building and two pedestrian tunnels that connect 45th and 46th street. Above the archways is an ornate clock wedged between two large stone figures that depict the gods of the modern age, the masculine Transportation and the feminine Industry, created by New York sculptor Edward Francis McCartan.

Flanked by 15-story wings on either side, the stunning Art Deco central tower of the Helmsley Building rises to an illuminated pyramidal roof which is crowned by a distinguishing copper-clad cupola. The spectacular tower views of Park Avenue manifest both power and class. The interior of the Helmsley is just as impressive with a glorious attended lobby that soars three stories high and features gold leaf chandeliers and pink marble wainscoting.  Its’ Jaspé Oriental marble walls and ceilings are accented by great cast-iron flourishes at each of the 17 elevator entrances.

To lease Class ‘A’ office space in the Helmsley Building is a true mark of distinction. The buildings profile and visibility lures major corporations and industry leaders from around the globe. In 1987, it was designated a landmark by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission, and in 2010, awarded LEED certification at the gold level by the U.S. Green Building Council. Adding convenience to the Helmsley’s luster, the building provides direct access to Grand Central Terminal, allowing an easy commute for Masters of the Universe who hang their hats anywhere from the Hudson Valley to Connecticut.

Looking for office space in the Helmsley Building? Check Current Availability: OFFICE SPACE IN THE HELMSLEY BUILDING

Mar 26, 2012


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