Film Center Building

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

630 Ninth Avenue

ARCHITECT: Ely Jacques Kahn

DATE: 1928-29

STYLE: Art Deco

Art Deco Manhattan Midtown West

The Film Center Building interior design is an example of the Art Deco style. The architect, Ely Jacques Kahn, was one of the city’s most prominent architects working in modernistic styles. The interior incorporates a technique of “woven” plaster wall and ceiling surfaces, and a wide-ranging polychromatic program, and it survives largely intact. The building was built to service the motion picture industry then centered in Times Square to the east, and still serves the functions for which it was constructed.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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