Seagram Building

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

375 Park Avenue

ARCHITECT: Ludwig Mies van der Rohe; Philip Johnson; Kahn & Jacobs

DATE: 1955-58

Manhattan Midtown

The Seagram Building, erected in 1956-58, is the only building in New York City designed by architectural master Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Carefully related to the tranquil granite and marble plaza on its Park Avenue site, the elegant curtain wall of bronze and tinted glass enfolds the first fully modular modern office tower. Constructed at a time when Park Avenue was changing from an exclusive residential thoroughfare to a prestigious business address, the Seagram Building embodies the quest of a successful corporation to establish further its public image through architectural patronage.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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