Address 850 Third Avenue Class A
Cross Streets 51st & 52nd Streets Size 614,640 SF
Year built 1960 Architect Emery Roth & Sons, Harrison & Abramovitz

The office building at 850 Third Avenue was completed in 1960 with a design by Emery Roth & Sons and Harrison & Abramovitz. Occupying the entire Westerly blockfront between 51st and 52nd streets, the building was designed in the International Style and offers high-quality office floor plates for businesses looking to operate in the prestigious Plaza District. The building sold in early 2019 to The Chetrit Group for $422 million, and houses various office-using tenants in diverse industries.

618 KSF of Class A, LEED Gold Office Space

The office building at 850 Third Avenue offers 617,640 square feet of Class A Plaza District office space across 21 stories. It was renovated in 1996 and 2011, and includes more than 11,000 square feet of retail space. Amenities at the Midtown Manhattan building include a messenger center, copy room, newsstand, 24/7 access, full-time, uniformed concierge, on-site management, and closed circuit TV cameras monitoring the common areas. Office floor plates range from 13,700 to 40,100 rentable square feet, and the building boasts LEED Gold certification for its energy efficient features.

Getting to and from 850 Third Avenue

85 Third Avenue, previously known as the Western Publishing Building, is conveniently located in the heart of the prestigious Plaza District, which is historically the place to be in Manhattan for doing business. The building offers easy access to nearby transportation options, including the E, M, 4, 5, and 6 trains, as well as various bus lines.

Who is renting office space at 850 Third Avenue?

850 Third Avenue is home to various office-using tenants in diversified industries, from finance and law to media and government. Tenants include Kaplan Fox, Cohen Goldstein, Pegasus Capital Advisors, the NYPD and the FDNY. Retail tenants include Chase Bank and Ann Taylor Retail.

How much is the rent price for office space at 850 Third Avenue?

Office asking rents at 850 Third Avenue are slightly more affordable than the average commanded in Midtown Manhattan, which exceeds $85 per square foot. The Plaza District office building offers decent rents for its features and amenities, with spaces leasing out for roughly $65 per square foot.

Available Spaces

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Listing Location & Nearby Public Transportation

Nearby Transportation


53rd Street–Lexington Avenue - 2 minutes Walk
51st Street (6) - 3 minutes Walk
53rd Street–5th Avenue - 8 minutes Walk


East 49th Street & 1st Avenue - 8 minutes Walk
East 50th Street/2nd Avenue - 5 minutes Walk
East 50th Street/3rd Avenue - 4 minutes Walk
East 50th Street/Lexington Avenue - 5 minutes Walk
East 50th Street/Madison Avenue - 9 minutes Walk
East 49th Street/Lexington Avenue - 6 minutes Walk
East 49th Street/3rd Avenue - 5 minutes Walk
East 49th Street/2nd Avenue - 6 minutes Walk
1st Avenue & Mitchell Place - 8 minutes Walk
2nd Avenue & East 57th Street - 6 minutes Walk
2nd Avenue & East 50th Street - 5 minutes Walk
2nd Avenue & East 54th Street - 4 minutes Walk
East 57th Street & 3rd Avenue - 6 minutes Walk
East 57th Street & Lexington Avenue - 6 minutes Walk
East 57th Street & Park Avenue - 9 minutes Walk
3rd Avenue & East 55th Street - 4 minutes Walk
3rd Avenue & East 47th Street - 7 minutes Walk

Important information

This listing is presented for illustrative purposes only, it may no longer be available, and is provided merely as an exemplary representation of the types of spaces in a given neighborhood for a given price