About AXA Center
The AXA Center (originally The Equitable Tower or Equitable Center West) is a 752 foot (229.3 m) tall skyscraper located in New York City. It was built in 1986 in the postmodern style by architect Edward Larrabee Barnes and currently serves as the Headquarters for AXA Financial which consists of a number of subsidiaries of french-based insurance and baning company AXA, such as AXA Equitable Life Insurance and Mutual of New York. Other cornerstone tenants include Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, BNP Paribas, Sidley Austin LLP, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, and Citigroup. It is located at 787 Seventh Avenue between 51st & 52nd Street, in New York, New York. The structure of the building is mainly composed of steel. The facade is of brown granite in a gridiron pattern with a white background. The tower rises through two setbacks on the north and south sides, indicated by recessed bays on the facade. The plain top has only vertical striping and the east and west sides end in arched windows where the Equitable boardroom is at the ends. The building is connected to the extensive Rockefeller Center underground concourse.