Lipstick Building

The Lipstick Building (also known as 53rd at Third) is a 453-foot (138 meter) tall skyscraper located at 885 Third Avenue, between East 53rd Street and 54th Street, across from the Citigroup Center in Manhattan, New York City, United States. It was completed in 1986 and has 34 floors. The building was designed by John Burgee Architects with Philip Johnson.[1] The building receives its name from its shape and color, which resembles a tube of lipstick.

Lipstick Building
The Lipstick Building
General information
StatusComplete
TypeOffice
Location885 Third Avenue, Manhattan, New York, United States
Coordinates40°45′28″N 73°58′08″W
Completed1986
Height
Roof138 m (453 ft)
Technical details
Floor count34
Design and construction
ArchitectJohn Burgee and Philip Johnson
Structural engineerThe Office of Irwin Cantor

The company that owned the building, Metropolitan 885 Third Avenue LLC, filed for bankruptcy in 2010 after overpaying for the property.


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