Tower49 was designed by the renowned architectural firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
and completed in 1984. The building, sheathed in mirror glass, rises forty-five stories and
is located in the quadrant between Fifth and Madison Avenues and 48th and 49th
Streets in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. Refurbi shed in 2013, by award-winning
architects, Moed de Armas and Shannon, the grand lobby features soaring 24-foot
ceilings allowing for a unique and dynamic space to mount art exhibitions that can be
accessed from the open-air plazas on either side of the building.
Tower49 Gallery is one of New York City’s significant and striking commercial art
venues. The Gallery’s mission is to originate exhibitions featuring acclaimed contemporary
international artists, such as Frank Stella, Natvar Bhavsar, Shigeno Ichimura, and Jules Olitski,
for the benefit of the general public as well as for the building’s tenants. Illuminating
these significant artistic contributions, Tower49 Gallery provides a sanctuary of contemplation
for those who access this extraordinary space to discover the important role
that art plays in our daily lives.
Open to the public: Monday through Friday, 9am– 6pm,or otherwise by appointment
Please contact Ai Kato, with any additional information, comments, pricing, or requests to visit the T49 exhibition spaces.