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488 Madison Avenue

Institutional Investors Bldg

New York, NY 10022

  • 574 - 18,555 sqft
  • inquire for pricing

Building Details

  • Attended Lobby✔︎
  • 24/7 Access✔︎
  • Walk Score®92
  • Noise Index0.53

Central Park South is home to 488 Madison Avenue , an exquisite commercial space offering wall-to-wall windows, a beautiful and modern modern lobby, and an incredibly modern feel. The building, also known as the Look Building, was constructed in 1950.
488 Madison Avenue is just blocks away from the iconic Columbus Circle, one of the most heavily trafficked intersections in Manhattan. The area is also home to some great restaurant choices, including Angelas Sandwich Shop for a quick stop during your lunch-break, Grom, with Gelato to cure even the strongest sweet-tooth, or Marea, a rave-worthy two-Michelin-star Italian restaurant, perfect for entertaining clients.

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  • Availability

    UnitSizePriceInquire
    Ground Floor574 sqftInquire for pricing
    Ground Floor733 sqftInquire for pricing
    Ground Floor A733 sqftInquire for pricing
    Ground Floor755 sqftInquire for pricing
    Ground Floor A755 sqftInquire for pricing
    Ground Floor850 sqftInquire for pricing
    Ground Floor B850 sqftInquire for pricing
    Ground Floor968 sqftInquire for pricing
    Floor GRND1,010 sqftInquire for pricing
    Ground Floor B1,010 sqftInquire for pricing
    Ground Floor1,010 sqftInquire for pricing
    Lower Level1,212 sqftInquire for pricing
    Floor LL1,212 sqftInquire for pricing
    Ground Floor1,280 sqftInquire for pricing
    Suite 17031,693 sqftInquire for pricing
    Suite 17031,693 sqftInquire for pricing
    Ground Floor C1,712 sqftInquire for pricing
    Floor GRND1,800 sqftInquire for pricing
    Ground Floor C1,800 sqftInquire for pricing
    Ground Floor1,800 sqftInquire for pricing
    Ground Floor D1,854 sqftInquire for pricing
    Ground Floor1,854 sqftInquire for pricing
    Lower Level2,230 sqftInquire for pricing
    Floor LL2,230 sqftInquire for pricing
    Ground Floor2,452 sqftInquire for pricing
    Floor GRND2,452 sqftInquire for pricing
    Ground Floor D2,452 sqftInquire for pricing
    Lower Level2,500 sqftInquire for pricing
    Ground Floor2,588 sqftInquire for pricing
    Floor Ll Suite3,575 sqftInquire for pricing
    2nd Floor3,745 sqftInquire for pricing
    24th Floor3,845 sqftInquire for pricing
    Floor 2 Suite4,150 sqftInquire for pricing
    12th Floor - Suite4,418 sqftInquire for pricing
    Office Space4,907 sqftInquire for pricing
    12th Floor - Suite5,418 sqftInquire for pricing
    Floor Grnd Suite5,500 sqftInquire for pricing
    1101 B Suite6,111 sqftInquire for pricing
    19th Floor - Suite6,766 sqftInquire for pricing
    Suite 1101 A9,241 sqftInquire for pricing
    1101 A Suite9,241 sqftInquire for pricing
    Suite 220010,644 sqftInquire for pricing
    Suite 80110,718 sqftInquire for pricing
    Suite 80110,718 sqftInquire for pricing
    Suite 200013,432 sqftInquire for pricing
    Suite 180016,648 sqftInquire for pricing
    16th Floor18,555 sqftInquire for pricing
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    Neighborhood

    Madison Avenue

    Stretching from Madison Square to East Harlem, Madison Avenue is one of the most iconic streets in America and has been home to some of the country’s most influential businesses. Madison Avenue has been closely associated with the luxury and advertising world for the past century, but the Don Drapers of the world no longer dominate the area. Madison Avenue offices are home to international retail brands, law firms, creative agencies, hedge funds, consulting firms, and tech startups. Options include long-term rentals, short-term leases, coworking, and shared offices.

    Stretching about 6 miles North to South, Madison Avenue brings you close to dozens of popular neighborhoods and landmarks, including the Flatiron District, the Empire State Building, Grand Central Station, Bryant Park, Murray Hill, Rockefeller Center, Midtown East, Park Avenue, the Upper East Side, and East Harlem. However, the standard Fifth/Madison submarket stretches from around 47th Street in the South to 65th Street, with Sixth Avenue and Madison serving as the East-West borders.

    Madison Avenue Office Space | Lease Data & Trends

    The Fifth/Madison Avenue market is one of the premium submarkets in Manhattan, with more than 24 million square feet of easily accessible office space. The average rent price for Madison Avenue office space is $99 per square foot, among the highest rates in NYC. For office leases in Class A buildings, that average rent price rises to $105 per square foot. The high price is due to the quality of buildings, and high foot traffic that is crucial to retail brands.

    One of the many perks of renting office space on Madison Avenue is the community’s commitment to keeping the street clean and beautiful. The Madison Avenue Business Improvement District has committed to helping property owners maintain a litter and graffiti-free environment, with a professional cleaning crew supporting the Department of Sanitation’s efforts to collect garbage, line and empty trash bins, remove snow from sidewalks, and remove stickers and flyers. The group has also led a local beautification initiative, planting dozens of trees along the street.

    Popular office buildings include 11 East 44 Street, 350 Madison Avenue, and 340 Madison Avenue.

    Transportation: Getting to, From, and Around Madison Avenue

    Given its location in the heart of Manhattan, we don’t recommend trying to drive near or around Madison Avenue (if you must, brace yourself for traffic, and factor parking into your budget). Office tenants instead can take advantage of a range of public transit options, along with protected bike lanes in Central Park and along 1st and 2nd Avenues.

    Employees based in Queens or North Brooklyn can bike across the Queensboro Bridge, and Roosevelt Island residents can take the train or tram. There are a dozen CitiBike docking stations within the Fifth/Madison submarket, with many additional stations on Park and Lexington Avenues.

    The Lexington Avenue line (4 and 5 express trains, 6 local) runs parallel to Madison Avenue, and the newly completed Q train extension runs through the Upper East Side. Offices located closer to Midtown have more extensive transit options, including the F, M, N, Q, R, and W trains, local and express buses, and Metro-North trains that run from Westchester, Putnam, and Dutchess Counties and areas in Connecticut to Grand Central Station.

    Why Employees Love the Fifth/Madison Area

    In addition to plenty of transit options and proximity to Central Park, The Madison Avenue area offers hundreds, if not thousands, of restaurants, coffee shops, and bars for employees and clients to enjoy within walking distance. Our brokers are particularly fond of Viand, Little Collins, and Amali. Employees are also a short walk from the Museum of Modern Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Frick Museum, and the Transit Museum.

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