3. CBS Building
The CBS Building, also known as Black Rock, serves as the headquarters of its namesake television network CBS at 51 West 52nd Street along “Broadcast Row.” The building stands at 38 stories tall and was a collaboration between Saarinen and CBS’s then-president Frank Stanton. The building, completed in 1964 following Saarinen’s death, gained its nickname “Black Rock” for its dark granite cladding (not to be confused with the BlackRock company building also on 52nd Street, which contains the hidden Winston Churchill bookstore).
Much of the building’s interior and furnishings were designed by Saarinen and American architect Florence Kroll. ViacomCBS CEO Bob Bakish announced in December 2019 that the company is looking to sell the building for more than $1 billion, but the sale was put on hold in March 2020 due to the pandemic.