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dc.coverage.spatialSite: New York, New York, United Statesen_US
dc.coverage.temporal1958 (creation)en_US
dc.creatorMies van der Rohe, Ludwigen_US
dc.creatorJohnson, Philipen_US
dc.date1958en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-07T19:27:27Z
dc.date.available2013-05-07T19:27:27Z
dc.date.issued1958en_US
dc.identifier214402en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 181en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/121769
dc.descriptionGeneral view of the building's base at 53rd Street; Occupies only 40% of the allowable zoning envelope, freeing up space for a granite-paved public plaza. This steel framed tower, headquarters of the Seagram Liquor Company, established the basic form of the corporate tower for years to come. This building epitomizes the importation of modernist ideals from Europe to the United States. The plaza is an expensive aesthetic and symbolic gesture, especially significant in the dense urban environment which surrounds it. Designated an architectural landmark in 1989. The Four Seasons Restaurant is inside the building. There are also two linked rooms with the centerpiece of one a pool and the other a bar that is topped by a quivering Richard Lippold sculpture. Philip Johnson designed them. In 1984 this building became the 15th recipient of the American Institute of Architects' prestigious Twenty-Five Year Award. The building was the world's first office tower to feature floor-to-ceiling height glazing. On completion, the construction costs of Seagram made it the world's most expensive skyscraper, due to the use of expensive materials and lavish interior decoration. Source: Emporis [website]; http://www.emporis.com/ (accessed 12/2/2007)en_US
dc.format.mediumsteel; bronze (extruded bronze mullions, bronze spandrels); glass (dark amber-tinted glass)en_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectarchitectural exteriorsen_US
dc.subjectbusiness, commerce and tradeen_US
dc.subjectModernisten_US
dc.subjectInternational Style (modern European architecture style)en_US
dc.titleSeagram Buildingen_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode1A1-MVR-SB-C5en_US
vra.culturalContextAmericanen_US
vra.techniqueconstruction (assembling)en_US
vra.worktypeoffice buildingen_US
vra.worktypeskyscraperen_US
dc.contributor.displayLudwig Mies van der Rohe (German architect, 1886-1969); Philip Johnson (American architect, 1906-2005)en_US


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