277 Park Avenue

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277 Park Avenue
277 Park Avenue
General information
Location277 Park Avenue, Manhattan, New York City, New York
Coordinates40°45′20″N 73°58′31″W / 40.755515°N 73.975153°W / 40.755515; -73.975153
Construction started1962
OpeningJuly 13, 1964
OwnerStahl Organization
ManagementStahl Organization
Roof687 ft (209 m)
Technical details
Floor count50
Floor area1,767,499 sq ft (164,206.0 m2)[1]
Design and construction
ArchitectEmery Roth & Sons
DeveloperStanley 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, and is 687 feet (209 m) tall, with 50 floors.[2] It is tied with two other buildings, 55 Water Street and 5 Beekman Street, as the 73rd tallest building in New York.

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 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] Prior to the construction of the McKim, Mead and White building, the block was among the landholdings of Elizabeth Goelet Kip and her son George Goelet Kip.[8] In the 1870s, as part of the expansion of nearby Grand Central Depot, the land was subject to a protracted legal battle which resulted in Elizabeth Kip being forced by eminent domain to sell the land to the New York and Harlem Railroad for $212,500.[9][10]


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  2. ^ "277 Park Avenue". aviewoncities.com. Retrieved March 13, 2010.
  3. ^ "Stanley Stahl, a Bank Owner And Real Estate Investor, 75". The New York Times. August 6, 1999. Retrieved July 17, 2014.
  4. ^ Bagli, Charles V. (December 2, 2000). "Chase Says It Has Deal for Park Avenue Spot". The New York Times. Retrieved March 13, 2010.
  5. ^ "Chemical Bank Opens Doors of Tower on Park Avenue". The New York Times. July 13, 1964. Retrieved March 13, 2010.
  6. ^ Gray, Christopher (March 17, 1991). "A Vanished Circular Driveway, an Old Brochure". The New York Times. Retrieved March 13, 2010.
  7. ^ John F Kennedy campaign The Daily What
  8. ^ "Kip Heirs Sue on Realty" (PDF). The New York Times. August 16, 1929. Retrieved December 6, 2018.
  9. ^ "New York and Harlem Railroad vs. Elbert S. Kip and Elizabeth Kip". books.google.com. Retrieved December 6, 2018.
  10. ^ "The Value of a Block" (PDF). The New York Times. January 14, 1880. Retrieved December 6, 2018.
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