Appearing as if to float above the busy streets of Manhattan, 601 Lexington Ave creates an astonishing sight when first first seen. Perched 110 feet up, cantilevering 72 feet out, and soaring to an almost heavenly height of 915 feet high, the tower pierces the Manhattan skyline like no other skyscraper with its sharp, 45 degree angled roof. Unparalleled in the city of New York is how the tower addresses the urban fabric, by gently resting on four piers situated in the center of each elevation, unlike all traditional buildings where columns are placed in the corners. This is achieved only by the unique, chevron bracing pattern designed by head engineer Bill LeMessurier, which is hidden beneath the slick, almost airy-like-materialization of glass and aluminum spandrels. Both the form and appearance were derived by architect Hugh Stubbins, where he placed the interest of the public at the forefront of his designs.