1271 Ave of the Americas, Time-Life building

Built in 1958 2,070,089 SF Design by Harrison, Abramovitz & Harris
1271 Ave of the Americas, Time-Life building

48 Stories of Class A Office Space

The first thing you notice when you tour potential office rentals at 1271 Avenue of the Americas is the new marble lobby featuring 20 foot ceilings and huge murals. Built in 1957, this landmarked 48 story, 1,970,000 Square Foot, Class A commercial tower is meticulously maintained. The common areas, lobby and mechanical systems are kept to the highest standards. Access to the building is 24/7 with state-of-the-art security systems.

The building was constructed as a Western extension to the Rockefeller Center; its shape is boxy with little surface ornamentation. The exterior is articulated by a glass curtain wall and limestone-clad columns. Each floor contains in excess of 29,000 square feet.

The Time-Life building has become synonymous with the glamor of the 1960s, especially since it was featured as the setting for the advertising agency of the popular TV series, Mad Men.

Great Location for Commuters

A major benefit for tenants is direct access to the Rockefeller Center underground shopping concourse and the B,D,F and M subway lines. If you take a train or bus into Manhattan, Grand Central Station, The Port Authority and Penn Station are easily accessible. In addition, the Time Life Building is one of the few office buildings in the neighborhood with a parking garage right in the basement.

Home to Prestigious Media Companies

The CNN television studio occupies the ground floor, and other tenants include Fortune, Time Inc. and People Magazine. Capital Grille restaurant is located on the ground floor.


Address: 1271 Avenue of the Americas Class: A
Cross Streets: 50th & 51st Streets Size: 2,070,089 SF
Year built: 1958 Architect: Harrison, Abramovitz & Harris

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