Olympic Tower

The Olympic Tower is a skyscraper in Midtown Manhattan on Fifth Avenue. In the building there are offices, homes and shops in the basement, and exhibit space.


On the building site was a 1947 built building the Best Company. Aristotle Onassis bought the land, there to join the New York offices of his company. Furthermore, the building offered apartments. First drafts of the buildings date from Caesar Pinnau, the implementation and maintenance of the realized design was designed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. After the death of Aristotle Onassis, the building became the property of the Olympic Airlines, which sold it around 2002 to the Onassis Foundation. Since then, the lower floors serve as a cultural center of the foundation.

He was regarded for many years as a most luxurious and most expensive address in the New York market of luxury apartments. Only the Trump Tower, the building referred to second place.