An 18-story commercial tower providing Class A office space at 800 2nd Avenue, New York City.

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Total Floors: 18

Available: 1,414-3,375 SF

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Address: 301 E. 42nd St. Class: A
Cross Streets: 42nd & 43rd Streets Size: 290,000 SF
Year built: 1957 Architect: Pomerance & Breines

The office building rising at 800 Second Avenue in Midtown Manhattan was completed in 1957, with a design by Pomerance & Breines. The building contains separately owned and operated office and retail condominiums, making it ideal for companies looking to reap the long-term benefits of owning their own office. The convenient location close to Grand Central and the United Nations headquarters complex makes 800 Second Avenue a highly desirable option for office tenants looking for quality Midtown office space.

290 KSF of Class A United Nations Office Space

The commercial tower rising 18 stories at 800 Second Avenue features 290,000 square feet of Class A United Nations office space. The building incorporates 26 separately parceled and privately owned office condominiums, as well as retail space. Managed by Phillips International, the building offers a variety of office configurations for rent, and office condos all feature plenty of windows that allow for natural light, and provide views of the East River and the UN complex. Amenities at 800 Second Avenue include a 24/7 attended lobby and recently renovated elevators, among others. The separately operated commercial condos are ideal for medical office use or for businesses in the healthcare industry.

Getting to and from 800 Second Avenue

800 Second Avenue is strategically located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, stradling the Grand Central, United Nations, and Murray Hill submarkets in Midtown East. Those working in the office building have easy access to Grand Central Station, which serves the 4, 5, 6, and 7 subway lines, as well as commuter service on MetroNorth and Amtrak.

Who is renting office space at 800 Second Avenue?

Given its location convenient to the United Nations headquarters, 800 Second Avenue is an ideal choice for international organizations and diplomatic missions. The separately owned office condominiums, on the other hand, make it highly appealing to medical professionals. Consequently, the building is home to various international institutions, law firms and healthcare professionals, including Lifshutz & Lifshutz, New York Medicine Doctors, Surgicare of Manhattan, the Consulate General of Israel, the Permanent Mission of Saint Lucia to the UN, OBGYN Group, and Midtown East Medical. Retail tenants include Dunkin’ Donuts and Chelsea Bagel.

How much is the rent price for office space at 800 Second Avenue?

Office asking rents at 800 Second Avenue tend to come at a premium, given the building’s excellent positioning and the prestigious tenant roster. Rents at the tower often surpass the average commanded in Midtown Manhattan, which hovers around $89 per square foot, and can go well above $100 per square foot, depending on the tenant and the terms of the lease.

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Building Location & Nearby Public Transportation

Nearby Transportation


East 49th Street & 1st Avenue - 6 minutes Walk
East 49th Street/2nd Avenue - 8 minutes Walk
1st Avenue & Mitchell Place - 6 minutes Walk
1 Av/E 42 St - 4 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

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.