780 Third Avenue is a distinctive architectural accomplishment, soaring fifty stories and 570 feet into the east Midtown Manhattan Skyline. The structure is clad in polished Finnish Balmoral granite and is set back from Third Avenue, 48th Street and 49th Street to accommodate a large Urban Plaza with twenty-two trees. The entire Plaza is constructed with red Hastings brick and flame-cut rose granite.
780 Third Avenue is frequently referred to as "a Park Avenue building on Third." It has a reputation for excellence in customer service and has achieved dramatic results in the market with its unique Business Conference Center, located by the management office on the Concourse 2 level. This conference center, available to tenants at no charge includes a 154 seat terraced auditorium and 7 other conference rooms; four with movable walls for larger group arrangements. This gives tenants a higher degree of flexibility and value.
780 Third Avenue is a cross-braced truss, reinforced concrete structure which received the 1983 Concrete Industry Board Annual Award for the best conception, originality and applicability of concrete both in design and construction. The building has a central core, creating, column-free floor plates; giving tenants far greater flexibility in the layout of interiors.