1316 Avenue Of The Americas

Cbs Building

New York, NY 10019

  • ~$73/sqft

Sample Units

Small2,500 sqft$15,208.33 /mo est
Medium5,000 sqft$30,416.66 /mo est
Large10,000 sqft$60,833.33 /mo est
Whole Floor20,000 sqft$121,666.66 /mo est
  • 0.11 mi🚗Icon
  • 0.15 mi🚗Champion
  • 0.18 mi🚇BDE7th Avenue
  • 0.19 mi🚇EM53rd Street-5th Avenue
  • 0.2 mi🚇F57th Street
  • 0.2 mi🚇BDFM47th-50th Streets - Rockefeller Center
  • 0.24 mi🚗Alpha Garage
  • 0.25 mi🚇NRW49th Street
  • 0.26 mi🚇150th Street
  • 0.27 mi🚇NQRW57th Street-7th Avenue
  • 0.32 mi🚗Quik Park
  • 0.37 mi🚇CE50th Street
  • 0.39 mi🚗Icon
  • 0.4 mi🚇NRW5th Avenue – 59th Street
  • 0.45 mi🚗Hippodrome Parking
  • 0.46 mi🚇59th Street - Columbus Circle

Building Details

  • Floors49
  • Height491
  • ArchitectEero Saarinen
  • Walk Score®97
  • Noise Index0.84

On the Sixth Avenue side there is a shallow sunken plaza.The lobby is clad in white travertine, with dark granite columns as a contrast.The facade of the building is characterized by the massive, Canadian black graniteclad columns that point the facets of their triangular form to the outside.CBS Building is set back 8 meters from each plot line, partly to isolate it from the neighboring buildings, partly to take it clear of the subway line running underneath the northwestern corner of the plot.The 38storey building was the only skyscraper designed by the Finnish born Saarinen (whose father, Eliel, had designed the influential second place entry in the Chicago Tribune Tower competition in 1922).The columns soar all the way from the ground to the top of the building and also the spandrels are of black granite, creating an effect differing much from the glass curtain wall high-rises of that time. For its imposing appearance, the building was dubbed the "Black Rock".The tower was built for the Columbia Broadcasting Company on this Sixth Avenue strip housing several TV network and publishing company headquarters.This was the first skyscraper in New York City to be built in reinforced concrete, rather than with a steel frame.The architects were recognized with an Honor Award from the American Institute of Architects in 1966.The New York Inside Guide website lists this building as standing 494 feet in height.



Midtown is the epicenter of business in New York City, the beating heart of everyday professional life in Manhattan, the "Big Apple" everyone's talking about.  In many ways, it's a microcosm of the city - its own ecosystem of interconnected businesses and neighborhoods. While it's most commonly associated with the modern marvel that is Times Square, there's more to Midtown than jam-packed sidewalks, throttling skyscrapers, and honking taxis.

This is the home of cool districts like Koreatown and Rose Hill, the patron of fine cultural institutions like the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), the Scandanavian House, PierPont Morgan Library, and the Japan Society. Some of the best restaurants in the world hail from Midtown, like Thomas Keller's Per Se, Takayama's Masa, and Eric Ripert's Le Bernardin. Famed venues like the Ziegfeld Theatre movie palace, Carnegie Hall, and Radio City Music Hall never fail to charm. And we haven't even gotten to the shopping on 5th Avenue or the "Hamilton" craze on Broadway taking the world by storm. So you see, Midtown isn't all work and no play, but it does excel at work when you get down to it.

Midtown office space drives the commercial market in New York City. It isn't exactly cheap, coming at an average of $73/sqft, but its unbeatable public transit options and well-laid infrastructure still make it top dog for big businesses in need of office space for rent. As for the neighbors, take your pick. It's the media and advertising and financial capital of the world.

Nearby Districts Include: The Garment District, the Upper West Side, and the Upper East Side

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