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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