55th Street (Manhattan)

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Coordinates: 40°45′49″N 73°58′45″W / 40.7635°N 73.9793°W / 40.7635; -73.9793

55th Street
Maintained by City of New York
Length 2.0 mi (3.2 km)
Location New York
East end Cul-de-sac east of Sutton Place South
West end NY 9A (West Side Highway)

55th Street is a two-mile-long, one-way street traveling east to west across Midtown Manhattan.

Landmarks, east to west[edit]

Sutton Place South[edit]

First Avenue[edit]

  • Terrence Cardinal Cook Building (south)
  • Church of St. John the Evangelist (south)
  • Bristol Apartments, 33-story apartment building completed in 1973[2]

Second Avenue[edit]

Third Avenue[edit]

Lexington Avenue[edit]

Park Avenue[edit]

  • Park Avenue Place, 38-story, 144 m 472 ft (144 m) office tower completed in 2004[6] (south)
  • Park Avenue Tower, 36-story 171 m 561 ft (171 m) office tower completed in 1987 with a distinctive pyramid roof (north)[6]
  • Heron Tower, 96 m 314 ft (96 m), 25-story building completed in 1986[7]

Madison Avenue[edit]

  • Sony Tower, 37-story 197 m 647 ft (197 m) building completed in 1984 originally to be the headquarters of AT&T (north)
  • Finland House, 38-story, 130 m 427 ft (130 m) office tower completed in 1970 [8] (north)
  • St. Regis Hotel

Fifth Avenue[edit]

Sixth Avenue[edit]

The London Hotel seen from 54th St

Seventh Avenue[edit]

Broadway[edit]

Eighth Avenue[edit]

Ninth Avenue[edit]

Tenth Avenue[edit]

Harbor View Terrace, public housing

Eleventh Avenue[edit]

Twelfth Avenue/West Side Highway[edit]

The road crosses a pedestrian island separating 12th Avenue from the West Side Highway (one of the few places where 12th and the West Side Highway are not the same). The route concludes at the West Side Highway (New York Route 9A). Opposite the intersection is the Hudson River

References[edit]

Notes

  1. ^ "Plaza 400 Apartments, New York City /". US /: Emporis.com. Retrieved 2013-01-21. 
  2. ^ "Bristol Apartments, New York City /". US /: Emporis.com. Retrieved 2013-01-21. 
  3. ^ "Brevard Apartments, New York City /". US /: Emporis.com. Retrieved 2013-01-21. 
  4. ^ "Marymount University Dormitory, New York City /". US /: Emporis.com. Retrieved 2013-01-21. 
  5. ^ Dunlap, David W. " New Team, Old Look for Saloon; P. J. Clarke's Changes Owners, Who Plan to Retain Atmosphere", The New York Times, February 15, 2002. Accessed August 4, 2008.
  6. ^ a b "Park Avenue Place, New York City /". US /: Emporis.com. Retrieved 2013-01-21. 
  7. ^ "Heron Tower, New York City /". US /: Emporis.com. Retrieved 2013-01-21. 
  8. ^ "Finland House, New York City /". US /: Emporis.com. Retrieved 2013-01-21. 
  9. ^ "Peninsula Hotel, New York City /". US /: Emporis.com. Retrieved 2013-01-21. 
  10. ^ "MGM Building, New York City /". US /: Emporis.com. Retrieved 2013-01-21. 
  11. ^ "Capitol-EMI Building, New York City /". US /: Emporis.com. Retrieved 2013-01-21. 
  12. ^ "Burlington House, New York City /". US /: Emporis.com. Retrieved 2013-01-21. 
  13. ^ "CitySpire Center, New York City /". US /: Emporis.com. Retrieved 2013-01-21. 
  14. ^ "The London NYC, New York City /". US /: Emporis.com. Retrieved 2013-01-21. 
  15. ^ "Park Central Hotel, New York City /". US /: Emporis.com. Retrieved 2013-01-21. 
  16. ^ "Mutual of New York Building, New York City /". US /: Emporis.com. Retrieved 2013-01-21. 

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