277 Park Avenue

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277 Park Avenue
277 Park Avenue
General information
Status Complete
Type Office
Location 277 Park Avenue, Manhattan, New York City, New York
Coordinates 40°45′20″N 73°58′31″W / 40.755515°N 73.975153°W / 40.755515; -73.975153
Construction started 1962
Completed 1964
Opening July 13, 1964
Owner Stahl Organization
Management Stahl Organization
Roof 687 ft (209 m)
Technical details
Floor count 50
Floor area 1,767,499 sq ft (164,206.0 m2)[1]
Design and construction
Architect Emery Roth & Sons
Developer Stanley Stahl

277 Park Avenue is an office building in the Midtown Manhattan neighborhood of New York City. It stands on the east side of Park Avenue between East 47th and 48th Streets; it is 687 feet (209 m) tall, with 50 floors.[2]

The building currently houses parts of JPMorgan Chase's Investment Bank, Commercial Bank, and other corporate functions. JP Morgan's takeover of Bear Stearns in 2008 resulted in most investment banking employees moving to 383 Madison Avenue to reduce the leased real estate footprint in Midtown. 277 Park Avenue remains under the ownership of the family-owned Stahl Organization, the building's original developer.[3]

Previous tenants have included Penthouse Magazine, Schlumberger, Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette,[4] and Chemical Bank (Predecessor to today's JPMorgan Chase). The office building opened on July 13, 1964.[5]

An apartment building designed by McKim, Mead, and White previously occupied the site.[6] One tenant of that building was the presidential campaign of John F. Kennedy.[7]

The dueling pistols used by Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr in their iconic duel are kept on display in the building's lobby.


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  1. ^ "277 Park Avenue". Skyscraper Center. CTBUH. Retrieved 14 September 2017. 
  2. ^ "277 Park Avenue". aviewoncities.com. Retrieved 2010-03-13. 
  3. ^ "Stanley Stahl, a Bank Owner And Real Estate Investor, 75". The New York Times. August 6, 1999. Retrieved 2014-07-17. 
  4. ^ Bagli, Charles V. (December 2, 2000). "Chase Says It Has Deal for Park Avenue Spot". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-03-13. 
  5. ^ "Chemical Bank Opens Doors of Tower on Park Avenue". The New York Times. July 13, 1964. Retrieved 2010-03-13. 
  6. ^ Gray, Christopher (March 17, 1991). "A Vanished Circular Driveway, an Old Brochure". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-03-13. 
  7. ^ John F Kennedy campaign The Daily What
  8. ^ [1]
  9. ^ ANZ in the USA
  10. ^ Leases Pending for Part of Midtown’s Biggest Sublease Space
  11. ^ The Hartford takes two floors at 277 Park Avenue
  12. ^ "New York". www.smbcgroup.com. Retrieved 2016-11-16. 
  13. ^ Agricultural Bank of China New York Branch
  14. ^ [2]
  15. ^ [3]

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