From Tishman Speyer Properties website:

222 East 41st Street is a 25-story Class A office tower located on 41st Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues in midtown Manhattan. The property, which totals 371,307 square feet, offers views of the Chrysler Building and the East River.

The building design by Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum features a glass and stone façade with a dramatic lobby entrance. The floors are virtually column-free with stunning floor-to-ceiling glass walls and generous ceiling heights.

The property's central location is two blocks from Grand Central Terminal, three blocks from the FDR Drive and three blocks from the Midtown Tunnel. The subterranean parking garage provides tenants with added convenience.

Key Features of the project:

Views of the Chrysler Building and the East River
Column-free floors with floor-to-ceiling glass walls(13 ½ feet slab-to-slab)
Tenant-controlled DX units (efficient air-handling system)
Subterranean parking garage
24-hour manned security with card-key access
Easy access to Grand Central Terminal, the FDR Drive and the Midtown Tunnel

DAILY NEWS Scient Allowed to Break Lease
Real estate giant Tishman Speyer has decided to let Scient out of a 15-year lease.

Scient, an Internet firm that has fallen on hard times, agreed almost two years ago to lease a third of Tishman's new skyscraper at 222 E. 41st St., to be completed next month. But last year, Scient said it would try to sublease the space. Now, a source said, Tishman will release the company from its obligation but keep most of the $20 million letter of credit Scient deposited at the time of the deal.

A Tishman Speyer spokesman confirmed that the company had taken the space back and was "actively marketing it."

Eric Herman
Original Publication Date: 2/15/02

The view on 222 East 41st Street office building in June of 2001.

The view on 222 East 41st Street office building in June of 2001.