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Former names  Union Carbide Building
Completed  1961
Floor count  52
Floors  52
Construction started  1957
Status  Complete
Antenna spire  707.01 ft (215.50 m)
Height  216 m
Opened  1961
Architect  Natalie de Blois
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Location  270 Park Avenue, Manhattan, New York, NY 10017, United States
Architecture firm  Skid, Owings & Merrill
Similar  277 Park Avenue, 383 Madison Avenue, 245 Park Avenue, 28 Liberty Street, 60 Wall Street

270 Park Avenue, also known as the JPMorgan Chase Tower and formerly the Union Carbide Building, is a skyscraper in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, designed by Natalie de Blois for Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.

Map of 270 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10017, USA

Built in 1961 in the space formerly occupied by the 12-story, stone-faced Renaissance Revival Hotel Marguery built in 1917, it served as the headquarters for Union Carbide until the company moved to Danbury, Connecticut in 1983. It is currently the world headquarters for JPMorgan Chase. The building is 707 feet (215 m) tall and contains 52 floors. The building is currently undergoing a full renovation in order to achieve a LEED Platinum certification.

It was used in exterior shots as the headquarters for the "World Wide Wicket Company" in the movie How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.

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