Beautiful New York

A Celebration of the City

The Top 100 Greatest NYC Buildings — #99

99-750-lexington-avenue750 Lexington Avenue

Architect: Helmut Jahn
Style: Modern
Use: Offices
Opened: 1989
Borough: Manhattan

Jahn’s bold use of a glistening watery blue in his glass sets this giant cylinder apart from most of the other modern office buildings in the Bloomindale’s neighborhood. Unlike the more recent garish use of striking colors, this shade is just barely muted enough to avoid being tacky, while bright enough to be distinctive.

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