Seagram Building, New York Tower, Architect, Date, Address, Wells Fargo Manhattan Skyscraper, Design
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:
Location: 375 Park Avenue, New York, NY, USA
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.
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
Photos of the Seagram Building welcome
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Key Manhattan Architecture close to the Seagram Building
Guggenheim Museum, East Harlem
Frank Lloyd Wright Architects
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 – photograph © gm+ad architects
20th Century New York Skyscrapers
Empire State Building, Midtown
Design: Shreve, Lamb & Harmon, Architects
photo © Andrew McRae
Empire State Building
Rockefeller Center, Midtown
Design: Raymond Hood, Architect
photograph © Andrew McRae
Rockefeller Center New York
Another design by Mies van der Rohe is the Barcelona Pavilion
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Seagram Building New York : Architecture page