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This modern skyscraper is considered a landmark in modern architecture because of the use of the glass walls, one of the first to do this. But to me it looks like a refrigerator box, just like so many others like it around the world. Ho...More
Architectural historians will tell you this is a landmark building, a pioneer in the glass-and-steel era. Come and form your own opinion, but to me this is just plain and ordinary. It has been copied so often around the world in various ways that it...More
On Park Avenue this New York building by Miles Van der Rohe is a glass box design with slender bands of bronze cutting through the smoked glass. Modern design and inside is the Four Seasons restaurant serving American cuisine.
The Seagram Building is an icon of modernism and is one of Mies Van Der Rohe's most famous towers. It's not only the minimal skyscraper that has influenced many future high rise buildings around the world, the urban plaza set back from Park Avenue was...More
For history and architecture buffs, the Seagram building is one of the best skyscrapers in Midtown. It has just gone through a painstaking and expensive restoration. The architect was Mies Van Der Rohe, the icon of modernist architecture. It stands out for its simplicity, its...More
Ludwig van Mies der Rohe's Seagram Building was one of the original modern skyscrapers, and has had a tremendous influence on modern architecture since. There is an outdoor plaza on Park Avenue that has sculptures from the times. It's a nice place to stop and...More
The architect who designed this in 1954 used only part of the lot, thus avoiding a zoning requirement for tall buildings to have setback design. The resulting structure, even though offering less rental space than usual, attracted tenants and investors, because of its grace, the...More
The Seagram is not only from an architectural point of view very interesting, but also a charming building to visit and especially to dine. The building, planned by Mies van der Rohe (in cooperation with Johnson) was finished in 1958. It's remarkable style and construction...More
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors imagine before they visit - spectacular skyscrapers like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building, iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is a shopper's paradise where you can find every kind of store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the
affordable to the ultra-fancy. Visit Rockefeller Center to experience towering Art Deco grandeur, and foodies will love the busy restaurants that stay open late in Koreatown. After dark, Midtown calms down a bit, but at any time of day or night it still feels 100% New York.