135 East 57th Street breaks the mold by breaking the building line – biting off the sacred corner to create a plaza backed by a concave tower.
Coincidentally, the 31-story tower complements 30-story International Plaza two blocks north – which has similar coloration and was also completed in 1988. The New York Times observed, “…together the buildings engage in a wonderful, even witty, piece of inadvertent dialogue on the cityscape.”
135 East 57th Street Vital Statistics
- Location: 135 East 57th Street at Lexington Avenue
- Year completed: 1988
- Architect: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
- Floors: 31
- Style: Postmodern