655 Third Avenue was the first project the Durst family built from the ground up. Seymour Durst leased and financed the building, his brother Roy supervised management and his brother David handled property construction and design—all under the watchful eye of patriarch Joseph Durst. This was also the first building with a free-standing abstract sculpture on a New York City sidewalk: Windward by Jan Peter Stern. Building features include a renovated lobby with turnstile security, double glazed-windows that deflect glare and reduce heat gain and a green roof. 655 Third Avenue is ENERGY STAR® certified.