11 Madison Avenue, New York, NY
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, as well as Chelsea, Gramercy Park and the Ladies Mile. 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 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 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. Even surrounded by architecturally distinguished neighbors such as the Flatiron Building and the Metropolitan Life Tower, Eleven Madison Avenue is a spectacular presence in Midtown South.
In addition to his skyscrapers, Corbett designed several public buildings and monuments, including the Peace Arch on the United States-Canada border and the George Washington Masonic National Memorial in Virginia. Due to his design of Bush House in 1928, a highly controversial American-style office building in London, he is one of the few US architects during his time to be counted among the Royal Institute of British Architects. Considering Corbett’s long and distinguished career, Eleven Madison Avenue is undoubtedly his masterpiece.
Across from Madison Square Park
Institutional quality building
Access to the 6 subway line
100,000-square-foot floor plates
ENERGY STAR rated
LEED GOLD- certified
2019 BOMA Pinnacle Award for Operating Building over 1M sq ft
2019 BOMA Grand Pinnacle Award
Eleven Madison Park