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Olympic Tower

645 Fifth Avenue
New York City NY United States

Status:built
Construction Dates
  Began1974
  Finished1976
Floor Count51
Floor Area92,900 m²
Units / Rooms225
Building Uses
 - mixed use
 - museum
 - office
 - residential
 - retail
Structural Types
 - highrise
Architectural Style
 - international
Materials
 - glass
 - aluminium

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Roof620 ft
Museum roof33 ft

Description
Architect - Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Developer - Arlen Realty and Development Corporation and Victory Development Corporation

First building in New York City to combine retail, offices, a museum, and apartments.

The Olympic Tower is located right next to the St. Patrick's Cathederal, many times in photographs the Olympic Tower is consitered the new bulk modern tower, while the cathereral is consitered the beautiful old tower.

The Olympic Tower site was once occupied by the Union Club, which is now located on the northeast corner of Park Avenue and 69th Street.

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Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP - Architect
  
  

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