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“Modernist Masterpiece”
Review of Seagram Building

Seagram Building
Reviewed 28 November 2013

This Skyscraper is famous as a masterpiece of modern architecture, and up close I can see why. Mies Van Der Rohe's principles are very much in evidence here- careful attention to detail and proportion, and use of the finest materials that a project's budget will allow for.

The plaza is a nice space despite its lack of ornament, the fountains look very inviting. Wonder if anyone ever tries to jump into them?

Here's some fun facts about everyone's favorite little modernist tower:
Kahn and Jacobs, a New York City firm, served as associate architects on this project. They're the ones who also designed One Penn Plaza, One Astor Plaza, and many other prominent structures around town.

Every year, Seagram gets a scrubdown with lemon juice- this helps keep that bronze facade from turning as green as the Statue of Liberty.

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Reviewed 21 August 2013

Interesting architecture and an always revolving set of artistic statues and sculptures make it worth a quick walk past. Used to work here and while the outside is a great example of early New York office building architecture, the inside is dark and dreary. There are often interesting art exhibits being showcased in front or in the lobby. Always seems to look nice in pictures when it is sunny.

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Reviewed 17 June 2013

Excellent expression of Modernism - by architect Mies Van Der Rohe and Philip Johnson. The building is set back from the city grid, leaving space for a public plaza, which at the time (late 50s) was not common practice.

Spoiler alert: a few days ago they were filming the new spiderman in front of this building - smashed cars, upside down, etc.
looking forward to watch the film filmed - i assume - on/around this building!

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