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The Corning Glass Building in NYC, a 26 story building, was opened in March 1958. At some point in the late 1990s, the company Corning Incorporated decided to downsize some of its facilities. Corning's New York offices are now located at 767 Fifth Avenue on the 23rd Floor, in the General Motors Building. The Steuben Shop, which had been at 717 Fifth Avenue, relocated to Madison Avenue. The Nakash family owns the first five floors now of 717 Fifth Avenue. Those floors include luxury retailers, rotating art exhibitions, and a permanent mural by Josef Albers. We do not have knowledge of the owner of the building, or occupants in other floors of 717 Fifth Avenue.
The Corning Museum of Glass is currently closed to the public effective March 16 through April 22, 2020, as a precautionary measure for public health and safety. As a result, resources available to answer your questions are extremely limited. During this closure, you may be interested in searching our Ask a Glass Question FAQs or reviewing our Research Guides on various topics. We also highly recommend checking out The Corning Museum of Glass on YouTube for hours of artist demonstrations, lectures, and special events. Thank you for your patience.