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599 Lexington Avenue
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General information
Type Office
Location New York City
Coordinates 40°45′28″N 73°58′15″W / 40.75784°N 73.97073°W / 40.75784; -73.97073
Construction started 1984
Completed 1986
Cost $300 million
Owner Boston Properties
Roof 653 ft (199 m)
Technical details
Floor count 50
Lifts/elevators 24
Design and construction
Architect Edward Larrabee Barnes

599 Lexington Avenue is a 653 ft (199m) tall, 50-story skyscraper in New York City, New York designed by Edward Larrabee Barnes. It was the first building constructed by Mortimer Zuckerman and his company Boston Properties in New York City. The site was acquired for $84 million in 1984, and completed in 1986.

It is tied with both of the Silver Towers as the 89th tallest building in New York City. The lobby contains Frank Stella's Salto nel Mio Sacco. The property also contains an entry to the Lexington Avenue/51st Street station of the New York City Subway, served by the 6 <6>​​, E, and ​M trains.

The building is notable for being completed without an anchor tenant.


  • Shearman & Sterling (the major tenant; expanded holdings by six floors in 2002)
  • Cowen Group
  • K&L Gates
  • Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe (17th floor & entire 18th floor), having moved from 320 Park Avenue
  • Reed Smith (22nd floor)
  • Commonwealth Bank North American Branch (30th floor)
  • Atreaus Capital, Cogent Partners and Istithmar World (each occupying part of the 38th floor)
  • Cornerstone Research (41st floor & entire 42nd, 43rd and 44th floors)

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