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Olympic Tower, 641 Fifth Avenue

Between 51st Street & 52nd Street

Key Details

  • Year Built 1975
    Building Type Condominium
    Neighborhood Midtown East
  • Total Apartments 229
    Total Floors 52
    Doorman FT Doorman
    Pets Small pets only
Avg. Price / ft2
$82
Avg. Price / ft2
Avg. Price / ft2

Description

The 52-story Olympic Tower at 641 Fifth Avenue in Midtown is situated between 51st and 52nd Streets and was developed by Aristotle Onasis. Its 226 apartments are located in the top 29 floors and have large windows that offer expansive views of the Manhattan skyline and St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Residences also feature varied layouts, 9-foot-high ceilings, enclosed kitchens and elegant bathrooms.

Olympic Tower amenities include elevator attendants, 24-hour concierge service, a gym, a barber, a hair salon, a bicycle room, a fitness center, and – in the event of a power outage – emergency electric power. It also is close to the shops and restaurants along Fifth Avenue and such cultural attractions as the Museum of Modern Art. 

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Building Amenities

  • Attended Lobby
  • Concierge
  • FT Doorman
  • High-Rise
  • Post War
  • Resident Storage
  • Central AC
  • Garden
  • Health Club
  • Rooftop Terrace
  • Washer/Dryer in building
  • Elevator
  • Mail Room
  • Lounge
  • Fitness Center
  • Outdoor Entertainment Space
  • Courtyard
  • In-Unit Washer/Dryer
  • Bike Room
  • Fireplaces
  • Live-In Superintendent
  • Terraces / Balconies

Apartments for Sale at 641 Fifth Avenue (6)

6
Available Apts
$2.6M - $18M
Price Range
$2,396
Avg. Price / ft2
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Apartments for Rent at 641 Fifth Avenue (4)

4
Available Apts
$7,000
Prices Start At
$82
Avg. Price / ft2
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Rating

34
Out of 44

Architecture Rating: 34 / 44

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30
Out of 36

Location Rating: 30 / 36

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16
Out of 39

Features Rating: 16 / 39

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10
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90

CityRealty Rating Reference

 
Architecture
  • 30+ remarkable
  • 20-29 distinguished
  • 11-19 average
  • < 11 below average
 
Location
  • 27+ remarkable
  • 18-26 distinguished
  • 9-17 average
  • < 9 below average
 
Features
  • 22+ remarkable
  • 16-21 distinguished
  • 9-15 average
  • < 9 below average
  • #17 Rated condo - Midtown
  • #7 Rated condo - Midtown East
 

Carter Horsley's Review

Carter Horsley's Building Review
"Olympic Tower was the city’s first major mixed-use tower in midtown when it was built in 1976 at 641 Fifth Avenue on the northeast corner at 51st Street.

The 52-story building was the first building erected under the city's Special Fifth Avenue Zoning District regulations that were enacted in 1971." Read Carter's Full Review
Pros
  • Impeccable location
  • Good public transportation
  • Across avenue from Rockefeller Center
  • High-quality retail
  • Large arcade
  • Concierge
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows
  • Pioneering mixed-use building
  • Dazzling views
  • Close to Subway
Cons
  • Many apartments
  • No sidewalk landscaping
  • No balconies
  • No roof deck
  • Considerable traffic
  • Many tourists
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Subways

  1. M
  2. E
at 5th Ave and 53rd 0.08 miles
  1. 6
at Lexington Ave 0.25 miles
  1. B
  2. D
  3. F
at 6th Ave and 51st 0.28 miles
  1. N
  2. Q
  3. R
at 5th Ave and 60th 0.42 miles
  1. 1
at Broadway 0.45 miles
  1. 4
  2. 5
  3. 7
at Madison Ave and 42nd 0.47 miles
 

Sales Summary - Past 12 Months

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Past 12 Months
$1,589
Avg. Price / ft2
Based on 5 Sales
 

Closing History - Last 10 sales

10
Units Sold
$420K - $11M
Price Range
$1,394
Avg. Price / ft2

Pricing Comparison of Similar Buildings

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In The Neighborhood: What’s Available & Sales Stats

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  • 418 Available for Sale
  • $2,004 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $3,061,561 Avg. Price
  • $1,062,000 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive 432 Park Avenue Apt 79 | $135,000,000
    Price / ft2 $16,760
  2. Least Expensive The Excelsior Apt 9H | $199,000
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  • 92 Available for Rent
  • $73 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $8,487 Avg. Price
  • $5,400 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive 432 Park Avenue Apt 86A | $60,000
    Price / ft2 $179
  2. Least Expensive Senate East Apt 9C | $1,900
Data is based on sales from past 12 months and only transactions for which we have approximate square footage information available are included above
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  • 262 Total Sales
  • $1,190 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $1,493,405 Avg. Price
  • $1,050,000 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive 432 Park Avenue Apt 34 | $19,768,295
    Price / ft2 $2,444
  2. Least Expensive Senate East Apt 7B | $245,000
    Price / ft2 $673

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Alternate Addresses

  • 641 5
  • 641-645 5 Avenue
  • 645 5 Avenue
  • 645-53 5 Avenue

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