866 United Nations Plaza, a mixed-use building located along the East River within the UN campus.

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Address: 866 UN Class: A
Cross Streets: 48th and 49th Streets Size: 470,000 SF
Year built: 1967 Architect: N/A

The office building at 866 United Nations Plaza in Midtown Manhattan was built in 1967 and houses various foreign governments, nonprofits and other businesses looking for high-quality office space in a prestigious New York City location. Located along the East River within the United Nations campus, the building houses both office and residential condominiums, which are separately owned and operated. Tenants at 866 UN Plaza have the opportunity to secure a permanent office and lock in their occupancy costs, in a bustling area popular with governmental agencies and international corporations.

470 KSF of Class A UN Office Space

The office building at 866 United Nations Plaza offers 470,000 square feet of Class A Midtown Manhattan office space across 38 stories. It is currently owned by The Carlyle Group and managed by JLL, and was renovated in 2015. The lower floors offer office condominiums, while the upper floors house residential condominiums. Office spaces range from 500-square-foot suites to expansive, 74,000-square-foot full floors, with the possibility of combining units for custom office layouts.

Amenities include two separate lobbies, a separate freight entrance and loading dock, an on-site underground parking garage with easy access to the FDR East River Drive, a spacious courtyard, and state-of-the-art security systems. The building also offers 360-degree views of iconic NYC staples like the Chrysler Building, the Secretariat Building, the Queensboro Bridge and Long Island City.

Getting to and from 866 United Nations Plaza

866 United Nations Plaza benefits from an excellent location in Midtown Manhattan, just a short walk to Grand Central Terminal, which serves the 4, 5, 6 and 7 trains. Tenants at the building have easy access to Amtrak and MetroNorth lines, while two other subway stations are located just a few blocks away, connecting to the 6 train at 51st Street and the E and M trains at Lexington Avenue.

Who is renting office space at 866 United Nations Plaza?

The building at 866 United Nations Plaza houses government offices related to the UN, as well as plenty of non-government tenants and smaller businesses that benefit from this location. Tenants include the Consulate of Chile, the Consulate of Finland, Fross, Zelnick, Lehrman & Zissu, the United Nations Office of Foreign Missions, Citibank, the International Criminal Court, Royce Carlton, and the Global Energy Initiative.

How much is the rent price for office space at 866 United Nations Plaza?

Office asking rents at 866 United Nations Plaza tend to be slightly more affordable than the average found in Midtown Manhattan, which hovers around $88 per square foot – a new post-recession peak. Those who choose to lease office space in the United Nations submarket have the opportunity to sign long-term leases at a good rate, or even acquire their own office space and not have to worry about market fluctuations and the ever-rising rents in Midtown.

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Building Location & Nearby Public Transportation

Nearby Transportation


East 49th Street & 1st Avenue - 4 minutes Walk
East 50th Street/2nd Avenue - 7 minutes Walk
East 49th Street/2nd Avenue - 8 minutes Walk
1st Avenue & Mitchell Place - 3 minutes Walk
2nd Avenue & East 50th Street - 7 minutes Walk

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