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dc.coverage.spatialSite: AT&T Building (New York, New York, United States)en_US
dc.coverage.temporal1979-1984 (creation)en_US
dc.creatorJohnson, Philipen_US
dc.creatorJohnson & Burgeeen_US
dc.date1979-1984en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-29T18:12:10Z
dc.date.available2013-04-29T18:12:10Z
dc.date.issued1979-1984en_US
dc.identifier212956en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 99en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/120361
dc.descriptionView looking straight up the east façade on Madison Avenue; Designed by Philip Johnson and John Burgee in association with Henry Simmons. Its entrance is about 7 stories tall [of the total 37 stories] and was specifically designed to accommodate and house the spectacular, large gilded statue, "The Spirit of Communications," by Evelyn Longman Batchelder [now moved]. "The building that drew the widest attention to Johnson, vaulting him to public superstardom, was the AT&T Building (now the Sony Building). Various period references, mostly Renaissance and Baroque, were overshadowed by the celebrated Chippendale pediment that provides the building with a unique profile on the Manhattan skyline. While this and other 'signature' commercial structures were spectacular and more often than not satisfying to their clients, they aroused heated controversy among the critics, many of whom rebuked Johnson for his purported fascination with novelty for novelty's sake." Source: Grove Art Online; http://www.groveart.com/ (accessed 12/2/2007)en_US
dc.format.mediumsteel; pink graniteen_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectarchitectural exteriorsen_US
dc.subjectbusiness, commerce and tradeen_US
dc.subjectcontemporary (1960 to present)en_US
dc.subjectPostmodernen_US
dc.titleAT&T Buildingen_US
dc.title.alternativeSony Buildingen_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode1A1-JP-AT-A3en_US
vra.culturalContextAmericanen_US
vra.techniqueconstruction (assembling)en_US
vra.worktypeoffice buildingen_US
dc.contributor.displayJohnson & Burgee (American architectural firm, 1967-1991); Philip Johnson (American architect, 1906-2005)en_US


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