Completed: 1958

Architect: Emery Roth & Sons

Floors: 30

Total Square Feet: 425,000

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Ashlea Aaron The Durst Organization 212.257.6590
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Lindsey Ravesloot The Durst Organization 212.257.6518

655 Third Avenue

655 Third Avenue was the first project built from the ground up by the Durst family. Seymour Durst leased and financed the building, his brother Roy supervised management, and his brother David handled property construction and design - all under the watchful eye of patriarch Joseph Durst. 655 Third Avenue was also the first building with a free-standing abstract sculpture on a New York City sidewalk: Windward by Jan Peter Stern.

Building features include: a renovated lobby with turnstile security, double glazed windows that deflect glare and reduce heat gain, and 4,775 square feet of green roofs.

Major Tenants:
  • Loeb & Troper
  • Mitsubishi International Corporation
  • Nippon Life Insurance


ENERGY STAR® certified, 655 Third Avenue is ranked in the top 20% of most energy efficient buildings in the United States. The building adheres to The Durst Organization’s portfolio wide sustainability policies and operational standards implemented by The Durst Organization to enhance tenant wellness and minimize environmental impact.