Completed: 1929

Architect: Starrett & Van Vleck

Floors: 21

Total Square Feet: 532,000

*acquired by The Durst Organization in 1944

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Thomas Bow The Durst Organization 212.257.6610
Sayo Kamara The Durst Organization 212.789.1761
Bailey Caliban The Durst Organization 212.257.6535

205 East 42nd Street

The acquisition of 205 East 42nd Street by Joseph Durst in 1944 signaled the first step in The Durst Organization’s monumental transformation of Third Avenue into the highly coveted office submarket it is today. Surrounded by restaurants, hotels, corporate headquarters, and countless transit options, this stately 1929 brick-clad office asset boasts extensive modernizations to even better serve its diverse tenant base.

Located a mere block from Grand Central Terminal, 205 E 42nd Street most notably features a masterfully restored Art Deco lobby, new windows, new life safety systems, 3,625 SF of green roofs, and tenant terrace opportunities punctuated by sweeping Midtown East views.

Major Tenants:
  • CUNY
  • Douglas Elliman
  • Fedcap Rehabilitation Services
  • United Way of New York City


Sustainable Features

  • - LEED Gold certified under the LEED v4 Existing Buildings: Operations + Maintenance
  • - EPA Water Sense-labeled plumbing fixtures promote water efficiency
  • - Tenant recycling program and organics collection program for composting
  • - Use of green cleaning products, equipment and strategies to promote a healthier work environment
  • - Renewable wind power is purchased to offset 100% of the building's electricity use
  • - Green roofs and exclusive outdoor terraces for tenants to enjoy