Completed: 1927

Architect: Starrett & Van Vleck

Floors: 21

Total Square Feet: 532,000

*acquired by The Durst Organization in 1944

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Ashlea Aaron The Durst Organization 212.257.6590
Tom Bow The Durst Organization 212.257.6610


Bill Pray The Durst Organization 212.789.1754
Ashley Mays The Durst Organization 212.257.6596

205 East 42nd Street

Joseph Durst introduced his sons to the family business when he acquired this classic Midtown office building in 1944. 205 East 42nd Street helped launch a series of high-profile office developments that would forever change the skyline of New York City. 

Located just one block from Grand Central Terminal, features of the historic 1927 building include a restored Art Deco lobby and a completed capital improvement program in excess of $15 million. Building features include new life safety systems, windows, and bathrooms. Other features of the property include 3,625 square feet of green roofs and tenant terrace opportunities.

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


Green buildings perform better than conventional ones. They save energy, use less water, generate less construction waste, and provide healthier and more comfortable indoor environments. Studies show that working in a green building increases productivity and reduces absenteeism. Green buildings provide tenants the opportunity to promote their healthy workspace to enhance their business brand and attract quality personnel.