Lever House, 390 Park Avenue New York, Lever Building

Lever House, New York, Architect, Manhattan, Location, SOM, NYC Offices, Date

Lever House New York : Architecture

Famous 20th Century Midtown Building, NY, USA – design by SOM Architects

4 Jul 2016

Lever House, New York City

Lever House Building on Fifth Avenue

Building images from 24 Jun – 2 Jul 2016 © Adrian Welch:

Lever House New York building

Lever Building

(Lever House)
Address: 390 Park Avenue, New York
Date built: 1950-52
Design: Skidmore Owings & Merrill – SOM Architects

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A beautiful piece of New York architecture facing Mies van der Rohe‘s Seagram Building and trying to give it a run for its money. Having had a good look at both I think Mies wins but nevertheless this was a classic in its day, podium and tower.

Lever House has some public access within the working day

Floating first floor – with gardens – over columned street space, recessed third
floor with tower extruded above that.

Lever House was refurbished by Skidmore Owings & Merrill Architects

Lever Brothers – Contact: +1 212 688 6000

Key American buildings by Skidmore Owings & Merrill Architects:
Lever House, New York 1952
Inland Steel Building, Chicago, Illinois 1958
JP Morgan Chase Building, New York 1960
Chase Manhattan Bank 1960
Beinecke Library, New Haven, Connecticut 1963
John Hancock Center, Chicago, Illinois 1970
Time Warner Center, New York 2004
Freedom Tower, New York 2004-

Lever House architects – Skidmore Owings & Merrill


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