55th Street (Manhattan)

Coordinates: 40°45′49″N 73°58′45″W / 40.7635°N 73.9793°W / 40.7635; -73.9793

55th Street is a two-mile-long, one-way street traveling east to west across Midtown Manhattan.

55th Street
Maintained by City of New York
Length 2.0 mi (3.2 km)
Location New York
East end Cul-de-sac east of Sutton Place South
West end NY 9A (West Side Highway)

Landmarks, east to westEdit

Sutton Place SouthEdit

First AvenueEdit

  • Terrence Cardinal Cook Building (south)
  • Church of St. John the Evangelist (south)
  • Bristol Apartments, 33-story apartment building completed in 1973[2]

Second AvenueEdit

Third AvenueEdit

  • 919 Third Avenue, 47-story 188 m / 615 ft building completed in 1971 (north)
  • P. J. Clarke's, antique tavern known for holding its own and remaining intact despite attempts to destroy it for 919 Third. (north)[5]

Lexington AvenueEdit

Park AvenueEdit

  • Park Avenue Place, 38-story, 472 ft (144 m) office tower completed in 2004[6] (south)
  • Park Avenue Tower, 36-story, 561 ft (171 m) office tower completed in 1987 with a distinctive pyramid roof (north)[6]
  • Heron Tower, 314 ft (96 m), 25-story building completed in 1986[7]

Madison AvenueEdit

Fifth AvenueEdit

Sixth AvenueEdit

 
The London Hotel seen from 54th St

Seventh AvenueEdit

BroadwayEdit

Eighth AvenueEdit

The Starwood Apts. at 321 West 55th Street was built in 1907. It is one of the oldest apartment buildings on the west Side of New York. Over the years it has been the residence of such theater luminaries as Tony Award winners Jane Alexander (former head of the National Endowment for the Arts) and Michael Stewart, librettist of Hello, Dolly!

Ninth AvenueEdit

Tenth AvenueEdit

 
Harbor View Terrace, public housing

Eleventh AvenueEdit

Twelfth Avenue/West Side HighwayEdit

The road crosses a pedestrian island separating 12th Avenue from the West Side Highway (one of the few places where 12th and the West Side Highway are not the same). The route concludes at the West Side Highway (New York Route 9A). Opposite the intersection is the Hudson River Park and Hudson River.

ReferencesEdit

Notes

  1. ^ "Plaza 400 Apartments, New York City /". US /: Emporis.com. Retrieved 2013-01-21.
  2. ^ "Bristol Apartments, New York City /". US /: Emporis.com. Retrieved 2013-01-21.
  3. ^ "Brevard Apartments, New York City /". US /: Emporis.com. Retrieved 2013-01-21.
  4. ^ "Marymount University Dormitory, New York City /". US /: Emporis.com. Retrieved 2013-01-21.
  5. ^ Dunlap, David W. " New Team, Old Look for Saloon; P. J. Clarke's Changes Owners, Who Plan to Retain Atmosphere", The New York Times, February 15, 2002. Accessed August 4, 2008.
  6. ^ a b "Park Avenue Place, New York City /". US /: Emporis.com. Retrieved 2013-01-21.
  7. ^ "Heron Tower, New York City /". US /: Emporis.com. Retrieved 2013-01-21.
  8. ^ "Finland House, New York City /". US /: Emporis.com. Retrieved 2013-01-21.
  9. ^ "Peninsula Hotel, New York City /". US /: Emporis.com. Retrieved 2013-01-21.
  10. ^ "MGM Building, New York City /". US /: Emporis.com. Retrieved 2013-01-21.
  11. ^ "Capitol-EMI Building, New York City /". US /: Emporis.com. Retrieved 2013-01-21.
  12. ^ "Burlington House, New York City /". US /: Emporis.com. Retrieved 2013-01-21.
  13. ^ "CitySpire Center, New York City /". US /: Emporis.com. Retrieved 2013-01-21.
  14. ^ "The London NYC, New York City /". US /: Emporis.com. Retrieved 2013-01-21.
  15. ^ "Park Central Hotel, New York City /". US /: Emporis.com. Retrieved 2013-01-21.
  16. ^ "Mutual of New York Building, New York City /". US /: Emporis.com. Retrieved 2013-01-21.

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