Seagram Building, New York City

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The Seagram Building is a skyscraper at 375 Park Avenue, between East 52nd and 53rd Streets, in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. The integral plaza, building, stone faced lobby and distinctive glass and bronze exterior were designed by German-American architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Philip Johnson designed the interior of The Four Seasons and Brasserie restaurants. Kahn & Jacobs were associate architects. Severud Associates were the structural engineering consultants. The Seagram building was completed in 1958.


The building stands 515 feet (157 m) tall with 38 stories, and it is one of the most notable examples of the functionalist aesthetic and a prominent instance of corporate modern architecture. It was designed as the headquarters for the Canadian distillers Joseph E. Seagram & Sons with the active interest of Phyllis Lambert, the daughter of Samuel Bronfman, Seagram's CEO.
The building is owned by Aby Rosen's RFR Holdings.
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  • Perhaps it’s the orange glow from the windows against the darkened steel but it gives off a spooky look. Nice!  more »
  • 375 Seagram Building is the turning point in the urban development of the Park Avenue. Mies introduces an urban plaza that represents a ideated precursor for Manhattan that has been reinterpreted in.....  more »

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