150 East 42nd Street, a landmark office building also known as The Socony-Mobil Building, NYC.

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Address: 150 East 42nd Street Class: A
Cross Streets: 42nd Street & Lexington Avenue Size: 1,800,000 SF
Year built: 1952 Architect: Harrison & Abramovitz

Amidst Midtown’s electrifying energy, 150 East 42nd Street office space is a testament to New York’s evolution. Built in 1952, it perfectly blends International and Moderne architecture, marrying the city’s rich history with its dynamic present. When you lease office space here, you aren’t just setting up shop at another address. Instead, think of it as becoming a part of a landmark that pulses with the city’s heartbeat. Step inside and let the walls whisper tales of bygone eras while modern amenities embrace the future.

A Slice of History with a Modern Twist

Back in the day, John B. Peterkin sketched out the initial designs, only for Harrison & Abramovitz to later sprinkle their magic in 1952, transforming it into the icon it is today. This building embodies New York’s architectural evolution, having been born from the 1916 Zoning Resolution. Walking through its doors is like stepping into a story where every corner tells a tale of innovation and style.

150 East 42nd Street Office Space: More Than a Workspace

Imagine a workplace that sprawls over 1.8 million square feet of Class A office space right by Grand Central Station. Sounds vast, right? But 150 East 42nd Street is not just about the office space—it’s about what it represents. With a massive renovation in 2012 and a transaction tipping over the $1 billion mark in 2014, leasing an office here is your way of aiming for the sky.

Amenities At the Heart of Everything

At 150 East 42nd Street, every feature and amenity thoughtfully integrates into your daily life to make it effortlessly enjoyable. Here’s a glimpse into what makes this building stand out:

  • Ease of Access: With entrances on both 42nd Street and Lexington Avenue, the hustle of Midtown Manhattan is right on your doorstep. Whichever way you’re coming from, stepping inside feels like a smooth transition from the city’s lively pace to your own serene space.
  • A Welcoming Gateway: The moment you enter, the spacious and attended lobby greets you, setting a welcoming tone for your day.
  • Always Assisted: On-site property management means any issue gets timely attention, no matter how small. It’s reassuring to have a helping hand always ready to assist.
  • Eco-Conscious Living: Embrace a greener lifestyle with the building’s Energy Star certification. It’s a testament to our commitment to sustainability and positively impacting the environment.
  • Views to Live For: Let your gaze wander over iconic landmarks like the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty. These 360-degree views aren’t just sights; they’re sources of daily inspiration and a reminder of the vibrant city around you.

The Commuter’s Dream

Tucked in Midtown, this building makes commuting look like a walk in the park. Proximity to Grand Central Station means you’re always close to anywhere in the city or beyond. Whether you’re zipping in on the subway or hopping on a train, the journey to and from your desk at 150 East 42nd Street is as smooth as possible.

Who You’ll Rub Shoulders With

From Wells Fargo and Sumitomo Corporation to the vibrant team at Accordant Media, the tenant list reads like a who’s who of the business world. Yet, it’s not about the names but the community they create—a dynamic mix of minds and missions, all under one roof.

Available Space

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Building Location & Nearby Public Transportation

Nearby Transportation


42nd Street–Grand Central - 2 minutes Walk
Grand Central - 5 minutes Walk


2nd Avenue & East 39th Street - 7 minutes Walk
2nd Avenue & East 42nd Street - 5 minutes Walk
2nd Avenue & East 46th Street - 8 minutes Walk
East 42nd Street & Park Avenue - 4 minutes Walk
3rd Avenue & East 47th Street - 8 minutes Walk
3rd Avenue & East 42nd Street - 2 minutes Walk
East 37th Street & 3rd Avenue - 6 minutes Walk
Madison Avenue & East 40th Street - 7 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.