The Graybar Building at 420 Lexington Avenue, NYC, sitting directly above Grand Central Terminal.

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Address: 420 Lexington Avenue Class: A
Cross Streets: 43rd & 44th Streets Size: 1,243,000 SF
Year built: 1927 Architect: Sloan & Robertson

Welcome to Midtown’s iconic Graybar Building at 420 Lexington Avenue! Since 1927, this remarkable landmark has not only celebrated a rich history but continues to stand as a thriving center for modern business. Dive into the unique blend of timeless elegance and contemporary features that make 420 Lexington Avenue office space a top choice for today’s professionals.

Historic Roots with Modern Flair

Built by the architectural firm Sloan & Robertson, 420 Lexington Avenue captures the essence of 1920s grandeur while embracing the demands of modern business. Once the base for the Graybar Electric Company, it’s a key part of ‘Terminal City’—a development born from the innovative use of Grand Central Terminal’s air rights. Here, you’ll indulge in a building that seamlessly blends a historic pedigree with modern functionalities.

420 Lexington Avenue Office Space: Workspace Excellence

Every 420 Lexington Avenue office space offers expansive Class A quality that caters to high-caliber tenants. With renovations completed in 1999, the spaces now feature high ceilings, operable windows, and tenant-controlled HVAC systems, ensuring a comfortable and customizable work environment. Here, every detail is aligned with the needs of dynamic industries such as law, finance, and media.

Premier Amenities: Elevate Your Everyday

Transform how you work and play with the top-tier amenities at 420 Lexington Avenue. Designed with your productivity and comfort in mind, these features ensure every day at the office is as fulfilling as it is efficient.

  • Modernized Spaces: Step into a space where first impressions matter. The building’s lobby and common areas have been redesigned to offer a welcoming and stylish environment that speaks to the professionalism of its tenants.
  • High-Speed Elevators: Forget the wait and get to your office in no time. 420 Lexington Avenue elevators are not just fast; they are a morning cheer-up and your evening wind-down, making your office commute as smooth as your first coffee of the day.
  • On-Site Management & Messenger Center: Whether you need a hand with a delivery or a quick fix in your office, 420 Lexington Avenue’s on-site management team is just a call away. Experience service that keeps your day running without a hitch.
  • Tech-Ready Workspace: Connect and collaborate without a glitch with the building’s wired certification. 420 Lexington Avenue office space is fully wired to meet your tech needs so you stay plugged in and productive from the moment you log on.
  • LEED Gold Certification: Work in a space that cares for the environment as much as you do. The building’s LEED Gold certification is more than an award—it’s a commitment to a sustainable future, providing you a healthier, more energy-efficient place to work.

Easily Accessible

Connect with Ease: Enjoy unparalleled access to transportation via an underground passage directly to Grand Central Terminal. Whether you’re catching a subway or a commuter train, your next destination is just steps away. Plus, immerse yourself in a variety of dining and shopping options right at your doorstep.

A Community of Leaders

420 Lexington Avenue office space hosts a vibrant mix of tenants. From major firms like New York Life and State Farm to influential organizations such as the New York State Democratic Committee, the building supports a diverse professional landscape. Join a community where industry leaders gather to shape the future.

Available Space

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Building Location & Nearby Public Transportation

Nearby Transportation


42nd Street–Grand Central - 4 minutes Walk
Grand Central - 6 minutes Walk
51st Street (6) - 6 minutes Walk


East 50th Street/2nd Avenue - 8 minutes Walk
East 50th Street/3rd Avenue - 7 minutes Walk
East 50th Street/Lexington Avenue - 6 minutes Walk
East 50th Street/Madison Avenue - 8 minutes Walk
East 49th Street/Madison Avenue - 8 minutes Walk
East 49th Street/Lexington Avenue - 5 minutes Walk
East 49th Street/3rd Avenue - 5 minutes Walk
East 49th Street/2nd Avenue - 7 minutes Walk
2nd Avenue & East 42nd Street - 8 minutes Walk
2nd Avenue & East 50th Street - 8 minutes Walk
2nd Avenue & East 46th Street - 6 minutes Walk
Madison Avenue & East 48th Street - 7 minutes Walk
East 42nd Street & Park Avenue - 6 minutes Walk
3rd Avenue & East 47th Street - 3 minutes Walk
3rd Avenue & East 42nd Street - 5 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.