Completed: 1927

Architect: Starrett & Van Vleck

Floors: 21

Total Square Feet: 532,000

*acquired by The Durst Organization in 1944

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Ashley Mays The Durst Organization 212.257.6596
Bill Pray The Durst Organization 212.789.1754
Tom Bow The Durst Organization 212.257.6610

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


Sustainable Features

  • - LEED Gold certification under LEED v4 Existing Buildings: Operations + Maintenance
  • - EPA Water Sense-labeled new plumbing fixtures to promote high-performance and 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