Philip Morris
120 Park Avenue
With a classy looking building and a nice public lobby and art gallery for the public on the ground floor, Philip Morris is probably desperately trying to escape their evil empire image. Unfortunately they are the evil empire of cigarettes being the largest manufacturer in the world of cigarettes with its well known brand name Marlboro. However not only do these guys make cigarettes, but they make all the food and beer in our fridge (Kraft, Miller, and Oscar Meyer). And they do it all for an enormous 72 billion in sales.
Chase Manhattan
270 Park Avenue
Until the merger of Citicorp with the Travelers Group, here was the headquarters of the Largest bank in America; the result of a merger between Chemical and Chase. Also Chase can trace its origins back to John D. Rockefeller, making it a very historic and important bank. This bank is one of New York's rocks and may be doing more mergers in the future in order to stay on top.
Bear Stearns
245 Park Avenue
Another New York Investment banking and stock trading monster. This one does more than 6 billion in revenue. IF anyone knows any interesting trivia about this company or this building, please feel free to email me.
Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette
277 Park Avenue
The main tenant in this building is one of New York's very big investment firms with 4.6 billion in revenue. But also in the very same building is Schlumberger which is a worldwide oil empire, and the Continental Grain Company which buys and sells a lot of American grain and commodities to the world. Together these three make up about 26 billion in revenues for this one building. And to top it all off, Penthouse Magazine is in here too.
Bankers Trust
280 Park avenue
One more enormous investment banker who loves to finance big companies and underwrite their IPO's on Wall Street and manage peoples stock portfolios and all that kind of Wall Street stuff. These guys have more than 12 billion in revenues.
Colgate Palmolive
300 Park Avenue
Yes, the toothpaste people come from this little dingy building on Park Avenue. They recently introduced a new version of their toothpaste called Total which has been a major hit for them. Toothpaste aint the only thing these guys do though. They have tons of personal care products in addition to Palmolive, Ajax, and pet food for whopping 9 billion in sales. Not bad for a dingy little building.
Bristol Myers Squibb
345 Park Avenue
These guys almost overlap and compete with the colgate guys across the street being a personal care company. But theirs is much more with a pharmaceutical edge and are going very biotech. They make Buffrin, Excedrin, Comtrex, Clairol, Ban, and wonder drugs like Pravachol and Taxol.
Sony New York
Madison Avenue
Off to the West of Park Avenue is The U.S. headquarters of Sony, the people in this signature building probably do all the marketing for Sony's movies, sony records, and Sony's electronic goods. That is no small job when considering how big Sony is in each of these fields.
399 Park Avenue
Currently the largest bank in the U.S. This company is the result of the merger of Citibank with Travellers Group. They are one of the few companies that is both a bank as well as a brokerage and insurance company. This was only possible when the Glass-Steagall Act was repealed recently. Anyway, they are a major force to be reckoned with in New York City and they have a global presence.
499 Park Avenue
Maker of everyone favorite wall street stock trading tradestations and also a channel now, these guys are in big time with providing information to people who trade stocks for a living. People pay about 1,500 to have their service. A definite force to be reckoned with.
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