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425 Fifth Avenue

425 Fifth Avenue
425th 5th Ave from ESB (cropped).jpg
Alternative namesThe Envoy
General information
Location425 5th Avenue
New York City
NY 10016
United States
Coordinates40°45′04″N 73°58′56″W / 40.751°N 73.9822°W / 40.751; -73.9822
Construction started2001
OwnerRFR Realty LLC
Roof618 ft (188 m)
Technical details
Floor count55
Floor area27,291 m² (293,758 ft²)
Design and construction
ArchitectMichael Graves
DeveloperDavis and Partners, LLP
Structural engineerDeSimone Consulting Engineers
Main contractorTishman Construction

425 Fifth Avenue is a 618-foot (188-meter) residential skyscraper on Fifth Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, in the U.S. state of New York. It was developed by RFR Davis[2] and designed by Michael Graves. It was constructed from 2001 to 2003 and has 55 floors and 197 units.[3] As of July 2016, it is the 96th-tallest building in New York City.


The building's site was originally home to a 5-story structure known as the Siebrecht Building which was home to Pierre Abraham Lorillard.[4]

The original architect of the project was Robert A. M. Stern before being replaced by Michael Graves.[5] The building utilized air rights from two small adjoining buildings and a zoning bonus for providing a public plaza to maximize its floor area.

The building was topped off in April 2002, and was opened in September 2003.

See also


  1. ^ "425 Fifth Avenue". CTBUH Skyscraper Center.
  2. ^ "Company Overview of RFR Davis". Businessweek. Retrieved March 14, 2013.
  3. ^ "Ian Wace". New York Architecture. Retrieved March 14, 2013.
  4. ^ "425 Fifth Avenue in New Ownership" (PDF). New York Times. January 31, 1945.
  5. ^ "POSTINGS: 54-Story Building Going Up at Fifth Avenue and 38th Street; Change of Big-Name Architect". New York Times. August 12, 2001.

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