Eleven Madison Avenue is a 30-story office tower situated on a full city block between Park Avenue South and Madison Avenue, and 24th and 25th Streets. Located in Manhattan’s Midtown South neighborhood, the building is adjacent to the vibrant Madison Square Park and is within steps of the neighborhood’s many fine restaurants and shopping locations. The architecturally stunning building offers immediate access to the 6 subway line and is located one block from the N and R subway lines. This unique property features oversized floor plates (100,000 square feet). The property serves as the North American headquarters of Credit Suisse, the US headquarters of SONY and is home to the world-renowned, 3 Michelin Star restaurant Eleven Madison Park.
The former Metropolitan Life North Building, Eleven Madison Avenue was designed by Harvey Wiley Corbett and Dan Everett Wade in 1928 and was finished in 1950. Wade was the house architect for the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company while Corbett, one of the most important advocates of skyscraper design in America, had been selected to design Rockefeller Center, but left that project to design Eleven Madison Avenue. The building was conceived as a 100-story spire that would have been the tallest in the world. The Great Depression put a stop to the original plan and the building was completed with 30 floors – although the base is designed to support an additional 70 stories.
The building is one of the finest Art Deco structures in America, employing the setback codes of the era to create a highly faceted and sculptural mass of Alabama limestone that rises in a series of linked bays. Arches at each corner of the building open into a beautiful double-height lobby finished with elegant marble inlay and ceiling designs. The interiors were renovated in 1994-1997 by Haines Lundberg Waehler, and the building was placed on the National Register in 1996. Eleven Madison Avenue is a spectacular presence in Midtown South.