W.R. Grace Building
The Grace Building, on Sixth Avenue, has its main entrance on 42nd Street across from Bryant Park.
It’s just a few blocks from Grand Central Station and one of the buildings that always tells me I’m in New York when I walk by.
It’s distinguishing characteristic is the sloping facade on both the north and south side of the building. The white stone skin extends onto the travertine sidewalk. The combination of bright white stone and black glass set it apart from the darker, more conventional buildings, nearby.
The Grace Building was designed by Gordon Bunshaft and opened in 1974. It is 49 stories tall and underwent renovation in 2001.