The Townsend Building
In exciting NoMad bordering Chelsea and Flatiron
Small office spaces from 200-3,000 sf
Beautiful Gilded Age architectural details
Adjacent to Madison Square Park
Near all Manhattan subway lines
Complete Business Service Center
The Townsend Building was designed in the neo-Renaissance style by L. Cyrus Eidlitz, who is best known for designing One Times Square, the former New York Times Building on Times Square. The Townsend, a handsome commercial office building, is light, refined and intelligently detailed. When it was built, it was down the block from the Fifth Avenue Hotel and in the center of the most prestigious homes, shops and theatres of the time.
With the rise of NoMad and the return of fine residences, restaurants and shows, the renovation of Madison Square Park, and the influx of prestigious corporate names, the area is once again as vibrant as it was when the Townsend was built.
The building is built on a human scale and still maintains the elegance of Beaux Arts New York City — including a stunning central staircase with elaborately detailed cast iron pillars and guardrails lit by a central skylight.
The Townsend was extensively restored and technologically upgraded by Kew Management in the 1980s and 90s and was highly celebrated on its 100th birthday in 1996.