1221 Avenue of the Americas, a 50-story amenity-rich Class A office tower in Midtown Manhattan.

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Address: 1221 Avenue of the Americas Class: A
Cross Streets: 48th & 49th Streets Size: 2,686,479 SF
Year built: 1971 Architect: Wallace Harrison

Do you have dreams of your business thriving in the heart of Midtown Manhattan? When you lease 1221 Avenue of the Americas office space, also known as the iconic McGraw-Hill Building, this dream turns into reality.

Iconic Beginnings and Modern Innovations

Built in 1971 as part of Rockefeller Center‘s expansion, 1221 Avenue of the Americas stands as a testament to architectural vision and business foresight. The building was originally the headquarters for McGraw-Hill Financial and still carries the name with pride. After extensive renovations in 2015, it now offers 2,686,479 square feet of Class A office space across 50 stories, each reflecting a commitment to excellence and sustainability.

Explore Your New Office Space

Each floor at 1221 Avenue of the Americas is designed with your productivity and elegance in mind. Large windows pour natural light into spacious work areas, offering stunning views of Midtown. The office spaces are flexible, catering to a range of business sizes and needs, so that every tenant can create their ideal workplace.

Premium Amenities at Your Fingertips

Step into a world where convenience meets luxury. Here are just a few amenities that make 1221 Avenue of the Americas office space a standout choice:

  • Modern Conference Center: Equipped for all your business needs.
  • 346-Seat Auditorium: Ideal for presentations and large meetings.
  • Renovated Lobby: A welcoming space for guests and employees.
  • Direct Subway Access: Connect easily to the rest of the city.
  • Shopping Concourse: For all your last-minute needs and quick breaks.

1221 Avenue of the Americas Office Space: Unmatched Accessibility

Located in the dynamic Rockefeller Center submarket, the building offers superb connectivity. Whether you’re commuting by the B, D, F, or M subway lines, or simply exploring the rich array of nearby shopping, dining, and entertainment options, everything you need is just a step away.

Distinguished Tenants

Leasing 1221 Avenue of the Americas office space puts you in the thick of a community with leading companies and innovative professionals. From global giants like Morgan Stanley and Deloitte to creative powerhouses like SiriusXM, the tenant roster at 1221 Avenue of the Americas is as diverse as it is prestigious. It’s a vibrant ecosystem of success.

Available Space

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Building Location & Nearby Public Transportation

Nearby Transportation


47th–50th Streets–Rockefeller Center - 5 minutes Walk
50th Street (1ABCDE) - 6 minutes Walk
53rd Street–5th Avenue - 6 minutes Walk
49th Street (NR) - 6 minutes Walk
57th Street–7th Avenue - 8 minutes Walk
7th Avenue (BDEFMQ) - 7 minutes Walk
57th Street - 7 minutes Walk


West 50th Street/7th Avenue - 5 minutes Walk
7th Avenue/West 50th Street - 5 minutes Walk
West 49th Street/7th Avenue - 5 minutes Walk
East 50th Street/5th Avenue - 6 minutes Walk
West 50th Street/Avenue of the Americas - 1 minute Walk
West 49th Street/Avenue of the Americas - 2 minutes Walk
East 49th Street/5th Avenue - 5 minutes Walk
East 49th Street/Madison Avenue - 8 minutes Walk
7th Avenue/West 55th Street - 7 minutes Walk
7th Avenue/West 54th Street - 7 minutes Walk
7th Avenue/West 53rd Street - 6 minutes Walk
Madison Avenue & East 48th Street - 8 minutes Walk

Important Information

Listings are presented for illustrative purposes only; they may no longer be available and are provided merely as an exemplary representation of the types of spaces in a given neighborhood for a given price.