Completed: 1958

Architect: Emery Roth & Sons

Floors: 30

Total Square Feet: 425,000

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Leasing Contacts:

Ashlea Aaron The Durst Organization 212.257.6590
Tom Bow The Durst Organization 212.257.6610
Ashley Mays The Durst Organization 212.257.6596
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. 655 Third Avenue recently achieved Gold certification under LEED v4 Existing Buildings: Operations + Maintenance, reflecting the successful implementation of Durst’s portfolio-wide sustainable policies and procedures, including energy and water efficiency, recycling, air filtration, and green cleaning. The building’s ENERGY STAR certification in 2018 ranked the property in top 20% of most energy efficient building in the United States.

Major Tenants:
  • Mitsubishi International Corporation
  • Nippon Life Insurance
  • Abacus Group
  • Big East Conference


Sustainable Features

  • - Gold certification under LEED v4 Existing Buildings: Operations + Maintenance
  • - ENERGY STAR® certified and ranked in the top 20% of most energy efficient buildings in the US
  • - 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