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488 Madison Avenue

488 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10022
(212) 563-6557
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Office, Leasing/Rental

488 Madison Avenue is a 24-story, 447,000-square-foot, cake-like officer tower in midtown Manhattan, overlooking Saint Patricks Cathedral, erected in 1949 by Uris Buildings Corporation. In April 1953, Uris sold the building to Metropolitan Life Insurance Company. In the 1970s, an affiliate of the Feil Organization, a New York City-based real estate investment, development, and management firm, acquired the building in partnership with the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The Class A, modernist office building, located between 51st and 52nd Streets, was designated a landmark in 2010. Architecture firm Emery Roth & Sons designed the glazed white brick building, which is configured of round-edged layers, reminiscent of an ocean liner.

The building is also known as the Look Building, named after a now-defunct magazine of that name that was one of its first tenants. In the late 1990s, Feil Organization hired architects Hardy Holzman & Pfeiffer Associates to conduct a restoration of the faade. As of March 2015, tenants included Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC, a law firm focused on media, entertainment, and advertising, Hahn & Hessen LLP, a law firm focused on the finance industry, and TBWA WORLDWIDE, an advertising agency that is a subsidiary of Omnicom Group.

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  • Address 488 Madison Avenue
  • neighborhood Plaza District
  • borough Manhattan
  • owner Feil Organization
  • owner entity 488 MADISON AVE ASSOC
  • sales/marketing Fiel Organization, Randall Briskin, Nicholas Forelli
  • Year Built 1950
  • square feet 391,114
  • block and lot 1-01287-0014
  • BIN 1035470
  • Event Retail Leasing
  • Address 488 Madison Avenue
  • Neighborhood Plaza District
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 1,854
  • Price per foot $ 400.00
notes
The footwear company inked a 10-year lease for the Plaza District location which had an asking rent of $400 per square foot.
  • Event Retail Leasing
  • Address 488 Madison Avenue
  • Neighborhood Plaza District
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 1,697
  • Publication Date 05/15/2018
  • Event Date 03/01/2018
  • Party 1 The Feil Organization
  • Party 2 Indochino
  • Party 2 Brokerage The Dartmouth Company
  • Party 2 Broker Joe Mastromonaco, Fritz Kemerling
  • Event Office Leasing
  • Address 488 Madison Avenue
  • Neighborhood Midtown
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 18,555
  • Publication Date 12/01/2014
  • Event Date 10/17/2014
  • Party 1 Feil Organization
  • Party 2 Lagardère Unlimited Americas
  • Party 2 Brokerage Cushman & Wakefield
  • Party 2 Broker David Stockel, John Picco, Peter Van Duyne
notes
The French media company signed an expansion lease.
  • Event Office Leasing
  • Address 488 Madison Avenue
  • Neighborhood Plaza District
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 10,311
  • Publication Date 01/01/2013
  • Event Date 11/22/2012
  • Party 1 Feil Organization
  • Party 2 Grassi & Company
notes
The accounting firm signed an expansion lease for the entire 23rd floor, adding to its existing space on the 21st floor. The tenant will now occupy 23,392 square feet in the building.
  • Event Office Leasing
  • Address 488 Madison Avenue
  • Neighborhood Plaza District
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 107,308
  • Publication Date 03/01/2012
  • Event Date 01/21/2012
  • Party 1 Feil Organization
  • Party 1 Brokerage In-house
  • Party 2 TBWA Worldwide
  • Party 2 Brokerage Feld Real Estate
  • Party 2 Broker Lee Feld
notes
The international advertising agency signed a lease renewal for floors four through seven.
  • Event Office Leasing
  • Address 488 Madison Avenue
  • Neighborhood Plaza District
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 7,360
notes
The public accounting and consulting firm signed a lease expansion on the eighth floor.
  • Event Office Leasing
  • Address 488 Madison Avenue
  • Neighborhood Plaza District
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 14,054
notes
The investment firm signed a six-year lease.
  • Event Office Leasing
  • Address 488 Madison Avenue
  • Neighborhood Plaza District
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 10,360
notes
The private equity investment firm signed a lease.
  • Event Office Leasing
  • Address 488 Madison Avenue
  • Neighborhood Plaza District
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 6,000
  • Publication Date 07/01/2004
  • Event Date 05/22/2004
  • Party 1 Feil Organization
  • Party 2 Party Basket Enterprises
notes
Hallmark card retailer renews lease