Situated on a full block front along Lexington Avenue, 485 Lexington Avenue stands 32 stories above 46th and 47th Streets. The property is located steps away from the northern access to Grand Central Terminal and provides unparalleled access to a vast array of subway, bus, Metro-North, and train lines. The building’s large, efficient base floors are complemented by boutique tower floors that offer dramatic views of the Manhattan skyline. 485 Lexington also features an abundance of amenities, including extended HVAC hours and a 100-car on-site parking garage. New retail at the building includes Bright Horizons, Gregory’s Coffee, and Soul Cycle, in addition to the neighborhood’s exclusive dining and shopping options.
An example of the Mid-Century International style, 485 Lexington was completed in 1956, making it one of the first of the ground-breaking curtain-wall structures that had begun to line Park and Lexington Avenues in the postwar period. Designed by Emery Roth & Sons, 485 Lexington was renovated in 2007 by Vidaris, Inc. An elegant lobby references the exterior’s steel and glass aesthetic, giving the entrance a sense of airiness that matches the structure’s handsome overall proportions.