551 Fifth Avenue, The Fred F. French Building office space

551 Fifth Avenue, The Fred F. French Building office space
Built in 1926
428,202 SF
Design by Sloan & Robertson, Fred F. French Company

Located on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, the Fred Finch Building is 38 stories tall and has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was constructed in the 1920s in the Art Deco style. Frederick Fillmore French, who was responsible for the residential complex Tudor City, was the developer behind the structure, and he hired architects H. Douglas Ives and Sloan & Robertson to design it. It is a typical setback skyscraper with exquisite detailing, including orange, red and black trim. The building features a flat roof with decorative panels to conceal a water tank.

Tenants of the Fred Finch Building include Hogan & Hartson, DHG Management, and American Industrial, and it also houses classrooms for Pace University. Retail tenants include Morton’s Steakhouse and Tommy Bahama. The building has been fully renovated, including lobby upgrades and modern elevators. Amenities include on-site management, and convenient access to Grand Central Terminal, which offers Metro North and Amtrak rail lines, as well as several subway lines including the 4, 5, 6, and 7 trains. Nearby Bryant Park provides several other subway options, including the B, D, F and M lines.

Address: 551 Fifth Avenue Class: B
Cross Streets: 45th & 46th Streets Size: 428,202 SF
Year built: 1926 Architect: Sloan & Robertson, Fred F. French Company
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