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General Motors Building

767 Fifth Avenue, 10153
New York City NY United States

Status:built
Construction Dates
  Began1964
  Finished1968
Floor Count50
Building Uses
 - office
 - parking garage
 - restaurant
 - retail
Structural Types
 - highrise
Architectural Style
 - international
Materials
 - glass
 - steel
 - marble

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Roof705 ft

Description
Architect: Edward Durell Stone & Associates, Emery Roth & Sons

- Home of FAO Schwartz.

- In 2003, it was sold for a record $1.4 billion.

- Plans were floated briefly in the mid-2000s to construct an observatory atop the building to compete with the nearby Top of the Rock (30 Rockefeller Plaza).

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