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54th Street (Manhattan)

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3.219 km

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Sutton Place

54th Street (Manhattan)

54th Street is a two-mile-long, one-way street traveling west to east across Midtown Manhattan.


Map of 54th St, Brooklyn, NY, USA

Twelfth Avenue

  • The route begins at Twelfth Avenue (New York Route 9A). Opposite the intersection is the New York Passenger Ship Terminal and the Hudson River. This is the only two-way portion of 54th Street; the remainder (east of Eleventh Avenue) is one-way eastbound.
  • De Witt Clinton Park. The west side neighborhood of Clinton derives its name from the park. (south)
  • Eleventh Avenue

  • Clinton Towers Apartments, 39-floor apartment building completed in 1974 (north)
  • The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore studios
  • AT&T Switching Center at 811 Tenth Avenue, 21-story, 113 m/370 ft switching station completed in 1964 (south)
  • Tenth Avenue

  • Sony Music Studios, 460 West 54th (south)
  • The Hit Factory, 421 West 54th (north)
  • Ninth Avenue

  • New York City Transit Rapid Transit Division's Rail Command Control Center, on former site of 54th Street Bus Depot and Ninth Avenue Railroad barn at 354 West 54th (south)
  • Midtown Community Court Building (south)
  • Midtown North precinct of New York City Police (south)
  • Eighth Avenue

  • The section between Eighth and Broadway is signed Señor Wences Way for the ventriloquist who had appeared on the nearby Ed Sullivan Show and who lived in the Ameritania Hotel.
  • The Marc, 260 West 54th, 42-floor, 142 m / 464 ft apartment tower on top of municipal garage (south)
  • Studio 54 (south)
  • Ameritania Hotel (south)
  • Broadway

  • The corner of Broadway and 54th is signed "Big Apple Corner" in honor of writer John J. Fitz Gerald who lived there and popularized the phrase Big Apple.
  • 1700 Broadway, 42-story, 162 m / 533 ft office tower that is headquarters of King World Productions
  • Seventh Avenue

  • 1325 Avenue of the Americas (north) (actually closer to Seventh Avenue) 35-story 153 m / 502 ft office tower that was portrayed as Elaine's workplace on Seinfeld It is connected to the Hilton Hotel. (south)
  • The London NYC, 54-floor 180 m / 590 ft office tower that is tallest building on West 54th (north)
  • Ziegfeld Theatre (north)
  • New York Hilton Hotel, 49-floor, 148 m 487 ft (148 m) hotel completed in 1963. Designed by Lapidus it was originally supposed to resemble the Miami Beach's curved Fontainebleau Hotel but was later changed to resembled the nearby New York Sheraton which Lapidus had also designed. (south)
  • 1345 Avenue of the Americas, 50-story, 191 m / 625 ft office tower (north)
  • Sixth Avenue

  • 1330 Sixth Avenue, called "Brown Rock" when it was headquarters of ABC Television (south)
  • Financial Times Building, 41-story, 151 m / 496 ft office tower completed in 1965 (south)
  • The Warwick Hotel, 36-story, 111 m / 363 ft hotel completed in 1927 (north)
  • Tower Verre, an under construction 77-story, 320 m / 1,050 ft tower at 53 West 53rd Street (south)
  • Museum of Modern Art (south)
  • Museum Tower 52-story 179 m 588 ft (179 m) Cesar Pelli tower completed in 1985
  • Millionaires Row at 13 West 54th where Nelson Rockefeller died (north)
  • 7 West 54th Street, Townhouse built 1899/1900 for banker Philip and Robert Lehman
  • 4 West 54th Street, Mansion and Residence of John D. Rockefeller (now Museum of Modern Art)
  • University Club (north)
  • Fifth Avenue

  • 520 Madison Avenue 43-story, 176 m / 577 ft office tower with sloping lower walls and a section of the Berlin Wall in its adjoining park (south)
  • Madison Avenue

  • Dillon, Read & Company Building, 36-story 141 m /464 ft building completed in 1982
  • 527 Madison, 26-story 107 m 351 ft (107 m) building completed in 1986
  • Hotel Elysee (south)
  • Park Avenue

  • 399 Park Avenue, headquarter of Citigroup (south)
  • Lever House (south)
  • Lexington Avenue

  • Citigroup Center, tallest building on street (south)
  • Third Avenue

  • Lipstick Building (south)
  • 909 Third Avenue, 32 floor tower built above the FDR Station (a post office) (north)
  • 40.758279°N 73.96786°W / 40.758279; -73.96786 (909 Third Avenue)
  • Second Avenue

  • Neighborhood Playhouse, 340 E54th
  • East 54th Recreation Center
  • Mondrian Condominiums, 43-story 134 m 439 ft (134 m) apartment complex completed in 1992
  • First Avenue

  • Rivertower Apartments 39 floor apartments (south)
  • Saint James' Tower, 30 floor apartments
  • Sutton Place South

  • The street ends at a cul-de-sac off Sutton Place South.
  • References

    54th Street (Manhattan) Wikipedia

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