Starrett-Lehigh is an integral part of the emerging West Chelsea area, and is synonymous with innovation, inspiration and uncompromised creativity — if New York's most enterprising and talented were, like, a turtle, this building would totally be its shell. Wait, what?
Anyways, Starrett-Lehigh's A-list collection of local, national and internationally renowned designers, multimedia agencies, directors, photographers, artists and publishers find inspiration in the building's expansive, raw office space.
Encompassing a full city block between 11th and 12th Avenues and 26th and 27th Streets, Starrett-Lehigh is one of the largest buildings in Manhattan. Innovative in its design as well as its construction, Starrett-Lehigh is often considered one of the finer examples of International Style in architecture. Offering a dramatic demonstration of curtain wall construction, the building boasts eight miles of continuous glass in tall, steel-casement windows, alternating with bands of red brick and concrete spandrels.
Its modern and streamlined design prompted the Museum of Modern Art to include it in the 1932 International Exhibition of Modern Architecture. Starrett-Lehigh was declared a New York City landmark in 1986, and is part of the West Chelsea Historic District, designated in 2008.
Getting to the Building
601 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10001
Between 11th and 12th Avenues
The Centre for Social Innovation is just a block away from The High Line so consider strolling up or down
to get to our place, or jogging your way along the pathway beside the West Side Highway.
The Starrett-Lehigh building has ample bike parking in the loading dock and a Citi Bike station just a half-block away on 11th Avenue. You can also cruise up or down the West Side Highway bike path right next door.
From Long Island
Via Queens Midtown Tunnel at East 34th Street (driving instructions)
Via the West Side/Lincoln Highway (driving instructions)
to 23rd and 8th
to 34th and 8th
to 23rd and 7th
and PATH to 23rd and 6th
to 34th and 11th
By Bus & Shuttle
M23 goes cross-town on 23rd and stops at 24th and 11th
M11 goes uptown and stops at 23rd and 10th; downtown on 9th and stops at 23rd and 9th
Starrett-Lehigh Shuttle to Penn-Station, Port Authority
Starrett-Lehigh Shuttle to Grand Central
From the Airport
Getting to and from Starrett-Lehigh takes approximately 45 minutes via taxi or car from the New York metropolitan area's three major airports: LaGuardia Airport, John F. Kennedy International Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport.