About the Building

Expansive Floor Plates & Full Floor Presence – Combining Vintage Grandeur & Modern Sophistication

Building Specs

  • Size & Construction
  • Lobby
  • Electrical & HVAC
  • Safety & Security

Built in

1989

Number of Floors

40 Stories. Incl. 8 Story Grand Central Post Office.

Building Size

910,273 Total Square Feet

Floor Sizes

20,000 - 40,000 RSF Plates

Passenger Cars

15 x 3,500 lbs

Freight Cars

2 x 3,500 - 4,500 lbs

Lobby Shuttle Cars

5 x 5,500 lbs

Ground Floor Lobby

Beige-toned granite walls bordered in matching polished marble. Dual-toned columns featuring dark green marble banded in black granite.

Garden Lobby

Walls finished in hand-rubbed mahogany and polished honey-beige marble. Matching marble tiled floors with the deep green marble accented borders.

Electrical

16,000-amp power load entering building via 4,000-amp. 480 volt-phase services feed at 265/460 volts. 6th floor switchgear room. Low and high-rise ducts to electrical closets on each floor. Expansion room available for installing additional stabs and switchboards. 8 watts/per USF capacity at 480/277 volts, or 5.5 watts USF at 120/208 volts.

HVAC

Steam converted to hot water by two plate and frame heat exchangers. Steam distributed to the perimeter heating system of baseboard convectors or hot water coils. Central plant cooling plant composed of a 4-cell cooling tower, with four VFD-equipped motors. Condenser water provided to the three 1,005-ton chillers serving AHUs on each floor.

Emergency Generator

1,400 kw, diesel-powered. Up to 18 hours of power for elevators and all critical life safety equipment.

Building Security

31 uniformed guards24/7 EAP/FSD coverage. CCTV cameras covering ground floor lobby, Garden Lobby, stairwells & loading dock. NYPD cameras outside 45th St. entrance.

Building Access

Access card readers.

Fire/Life Safety

Class E Fire Alarm and Voice Annunciation System/display. Two-way voice communication. 47-unit CCTV unit monitoring systemAED. Elevator lock-out (also handled at Lobby Desk). Emergency Action, Fire Safety, Massey, Crisis Communications & Floorplans; Building information Cared, Special Assistance List.

On 45th St & Lexington Ave…

450 Lexington Avenue is a premier, Class A office building offering a dramatic presence in the Grand Central Submarket. Built in 1992 by architecture firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, 450 Lexington Avenue is one of the few modern assets in the Grand Central area. The tower was built on top of the historic Grand Central Post Office, constructed from 1906 to 1909. It boasts a superior exterior as well as interior finishes.