The Seagram Building

The Seagram Building (HM2N6A)

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375 Park Avenue

— New York City Designated Landmark —

Erected as Seagram's corporate headquarters in 1956-58, to coincide with the company's 1957 centennial, the Seagram Building is the only building in New York City designed by the renowned architect Mies van der Rohe. A key monument of 20th Century architecture, it deliberately broke ranks with the continuous masonry corridor of Park Avenue to embody the ideal of a tower in a plaza. Mies relied on the quality of scale, proportions, and materials, rather than on the application of ornamental detail, to achieve the building's remarkable austere elegance. The floating transparency of its glass curtain wall, balanced against the strength of its exterior bronze members, gives aesthetic expression to the modern skyscraper's steel-cage structure. Plaza, tower, and interior spaces are integrated by meticulous detailing and carefully chosen material, including Roman travertine for the elevator core and Swenson pink granite for the plaza. Behind the tower, a six-story pavilion houses the Four Seasons Restaurant, which is separately designated as a New York City Interior Landmark.
New York Landmark Preservation Foundation
1996
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HM NumberHM2N6A
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Year Placed1996
Placed ByNew York Landmark Preservation
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Date Added Sunday, November 24th, 2019 at 7:03pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)31N E 166021 N 0
Decimal Degrees0.00000000, 0.00000000
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