500 Fifth Avenue

500 Fifth Avenue
General information
Type Office
Location New York City, United States[1]
Coordinates 40°45′14″N 73°58′53″W / 40.753836°N 73.981279°W / 40.753836; -73.981279
Construction started 1929
Completed 1931
Owner 1472 Broadway, Inc.[2]
Roof 709 feet (216 m)[1][2]
Technical details
Floor count 60
Design and construction
Architect Shreve Lamb & Harmon Associates[1][2]
Developer Walter J. Salmon, Sr.[1]
From right to left: HBO headquarters, W. R. Grace Building, Aeolian Building (houses the State University of New York College of Optometry), Salmon Tower Building and 500 Fifth Avenue (annotated image on Commons).

500 Fifth Avenue, located between West 42nd and 43rd Streets in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, is a 60-floor, 709-foot (216 m) office tower built in 1929-31 and designed by the firm of Shreve, Lamb & Harmon in the Art Deco style.[1][2][3][4] Constructed for Walter J. Salmon, Sr., it is adjacent to Bryant Park and the Salmon Tower Building, also built for Salmon.

It was the original transmitter site for CBS Radio's New York City FM station (W67NY, later called WCBS-FM) in 1941.[5]

The building was designated a New York City Landmark in 2010.

See also

New York City portal



  1. 1 2 3 4 5 "500 Fifth Avenue". Emporis.com. Archived from the original on 2007-02-14. Retrieved 2008-01-12.
  2. 1 2 3 4 "500 Fifth Avenue". SkyscraperPage.com. Archived from the original on 17 December 2007. Retrieved 2008-01-12.
  3. Klose, Oliivia. "500 Fifth Avenue Designation Report" New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (December 14, 2010)
  4. "500 Fifth Avenue". 500 Fifth Avenue. Archived from the original on 8 February 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-12.
  5. "Original transmitter site" (PDF).

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