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Tower 49®

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View from the northwest - 2003-4 (192497)
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Upper floors from 5th Avenue - 2004-4-24 (262096)
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Official name Tower 49®
Alternative names *
Emporis Building Number 115430
NYC Building ID Number *
Address *
Bordering street #1 East 48th Street*
Bordering street #2 East 49th Street*
Postcode *
Exact Latitude *
Exact Longitude *
Location Map (POI) *
Block Number *
Lot Number *
Neighborhood Midtown
Borough Manhattan
City New York City
State New York
Country U.S.A.
Technical Data
Height (tip) *
Height (struct.) 187 m 614 ft
Height (roof) *
Floors (OG) 45
Construction end 1985
Building in General
Type of construction high-rise building
Structural materials
Main usages
Architectural style *
Status completed

- The tower exceeds the normal permitted height for a mid-block building; to add extra floors the developers bought air rights to the adjacent buildings including a Swedish church center.
- This is the tallest building anywhere with a "®" symbol as part of the official name.
- Tower 49® is set back from East 48th Street with a public plaza.

Companies involved in this Building*
architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

Other firms: Tishman Realty & Construction Co. Inc., Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, Jaros, Baum & Bolles, Carrier Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refridgeration Systems.

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