Seagram Building New York

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Seagram Building New York

Wells Fargo Manhattan Tower, USA : Key 20th Century Skyscraper in the United States

6 + 5 Jul 2016

Seagram Building New York City

Seagram Building in New York City

Wells Fargo office building on Park Avenue images from 24 Jun – 2 Jul 2016 © Adrian Welch:

Seagram building at night:
Seagram New York building at night

Seagram Building New York

Seagram Building New York

Seagram Building New York plaza

Seagram Building

Location: 375 Park Avenue, New York, NY, USA
Date: 1954-58
Design: Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Architect; Philip Johnson

Classic International Style design – this building exhibits clean Modernist lines.

The Seagram Building faces the podium and tower of Lever House by architects Skidmore Owings & Merrill across Park Avenue. Both buildings feature in most histories of 20th Century architecture.

This well-respected skyscraper located between 52nd Street and 53rd Street in Midtown Manhattan. It was the world’s most expensive skyscraper upon completion.

The tower is 515 feet (157 m) high. It has 38 stories.

The building is made from a steel structure with non-structural glass walls hung off it. Cladding and interior materials include bronze, marble and travertine. To preserve a semblance of order externally the window blinds were designed to operate in only three positions: open, halfway open, or closed.

Philip Johnson became an associate for architect Mies van der Rohe on the Seagram Building in 1955: he worked on interiors such as the Four Seasons Restaurant.

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New York Skyscraper News – Feb 2006

Norman Foster – Seagram Building
A proposal has been unveiled by UK architects Foster + Partners to design 62-storey New York skyscraper beside the Seagram Building on Lexington Avenue.
Foster + Partners

Sir Norman Foster’s first New York project; Norman entered the architecture competition for the World Trade Centre Site, eventually won by architect Daniel Libeskind

Seagram Building architect : Mies van der Rohe

Seagram Building co-architect : Philip Johnson

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New York Walking Tours

Key Manhattan Architecture close to the Seagram Building

Guggenheim Museum, East Harlem
Frank Lloyd Wright Architects
Guggenheim Museum New York
photograph : David M. Heald, © SRGF, New York

Guggenheim Museum New York

Key American Project by Mies van der Rohe

Farnsworth House, Plano, Illinois
Mies van der Rohe Building
Mies van der Rohe building – photograph © gm+ad architects
Farnsworth House

20th Century New York Skyscrapers

Empire State Building, Midtown
Design: Shreve, Lamb & Harmon, Architects
Empire State Building
photo © Andrew McRae

Empire State Building

Rockefeller Center, Midtown
Design: Raymond Hood, Architect
Rockefeller Center Manhattan
photograph © Andrew McRae

Rockefeller Center New York

Another design by Mies van der Rohe is the Barcelona Pavilion

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