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55th Street (Manhattan)

55th Street
Maintained by City of New York
Length 2.0 mi (3.2 km)
Location New York
East end Cul-de-sac east of Sutton Place South
West end NY 9A (West Side Highway)

55th Street is a two-mile-long, one-way street traveling east to west across Midtown Manhattan.

Landmarks, east to west

Sutton Place South

First Avenue

  • Terrence Cardinal Cook Building (south)
  • Church of St. John the Evangelist (south)
  • Bristol Apartments, 33-story apartment building completed in 1973[2]

Second Avenue

Third Avenue

Lexington Avenue

Park Avenue

  • Park Avenue Place, 38-story, 144 m 472 ft (144 m) office tower completed in 2004[6] (south)
  • Park Avenue Tower, 36-story 171 m 561 ft (171 m) office tower completed in 1987 with a distinctive pyramid roof (north)[6]
  • Heron Tower, 96 m 314 ft (96 m), 25-story building completed in 1986[7]

Madison Avenue

Fifth Avenue

Sixth Avenue

The London Hotel seen from 54th St

Seventh Avenue


Eighth Avenue

Ninth Avenue

Tenth Avenue

Harbor View Terrace, public housing

Eleventh Avenue

Twelfth Avenue/West Side Highway

The road crosses a pedestrian island separating 12th Avenue from the West Side Highway (one of the few places where 12th and the West Side Highway are not the same). The route concludes at the West Side Highway (New York Route 9A). Opposite the intersection is the Hudson River



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External links

  • 55th Street: A New York Songline - virtual walking tour
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