425 Lexington Avenue
The architect of 425 Lexington Avenue, Helmut Jahn, faced the challenge of integrating the skyscraper with surrounding Art Deco and International style skyscrapers. The resulting Postmodern style tower is trapezoidal in plan and features a tripartite division with a defined base, shaft and cornice. It assumes the form of a Classical column, reinterpreted—the top section angles out and contains a special conference area. The exterior of the building is clad in turquoise tinted glass that literally reflects the nearby Chrysler Building.
Tenants of 425 Lexington Avenue include Simpson, Thatcher & Bartlett, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, several retail stores and an Equinox gym. Amenities include on-site security, umbrella lending, and a 25-car private garage. The building is convenient to Grand Central Terminal, which provides out-of-town service through Amtrak and Metro North and subway service via the 4, 5, 6 and 7 trains.
|Address:||425 Lexington Avenue||Class:||A|
|Cross Streets:||43rd & 44th Streets||Size:||700,034 SF|
|Year built:||1987||Architect:||Helmut Jahn|