Mere steps away from Grand Central Station and Rockefeller Center, rising in the heart of midtown, on 49th Street between Fifth and Madison Avenues, is a unique Class A, 16-sided glass office building. Designed by the architectural firm of Skidmore Owings & Merrill, Tower 49® is a structure of shimmering green glass and polished stainless steel.
Intelligent as well as beautiful, any tenant layout and technology requirements may be met. The landlord continues to invest in infrastructure that will provide the best services to demanding sophisticated clients and tenants.
Tree-lined, spacious, open-air plazas on 48th and 49th Streets, usher you into the expansive lobby with its concierge station and retail space. The soaring lobby walls are finished with finely polished rose- colored marble ringed by black African granite.
The building’s extraordinary location, at the hub of the nation’s most compressive network of transportation, communication and finance, makes it ideal for corporate and professional offices.
After two years of construction Tower 49® opened for business in 1984. Tower 49® was designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. Jaros, Baum & Bolles designed the original mechanical systems. Original tenants included The First Boston Corporation (now Credit Suisse), Saks Fifth Avenue, and Generale Bank. In 1986, current owner Kato Kagagu Limited of Japan purchased the building. Many of the original tenants and successors continue to occupy or lease space more than 25 years after Tower 49® opened.
In 1992, Tower 49® began a rotating art exhibit in the main lobby over the consoles. The expansive wall and 30ft ceiling heights are a great venue for display of series of work. Tower 49® has enjoyed displaying artists including Frank Stella, Mark Di Suvero, and Shigeno Ichimura. Tower 49® has also been working with The Arts Student League of New York for the last 7 years. Tower 49® is currently displaying RANG RASA by Natvar Bhavsar.