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Seagram Building

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Address: 375 Park Ave S, New York, New York City, NY 10016-8801
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Original Modern

Ludwig van Mies der Rohe's Seagram Building was one of the original modern skyscrapers, and has had a tremendous influence on modern architecture since. There is an outdoor plaza... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 August 2016
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

For history and architecture buffs, the Seagram building is one of the best skyscrapers in Midtown. It has just gone through a painstaking and expensive restoration. The architect was Mies Van Der Rohe, the icon of modernist architecture. It stands out for its simplicity, its functionality, its clean lines, and its quality materials. It's setback from the street was innovative... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Ludwig van Mies der Rohe's Seagram Building was one of the original modern skyscrapers, and has had a tremendous influence on modern architecture since. There is an outdoor plaza on Park Avenue that has sculptures from the times. It's a nice place to stop and rest.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

The architect who designed this in 1954 used only part of the lot, thus avoiding a zoning requirement for tall buildings to have setback design. The resulting structure, even though offering less rental space than usual, attracted tenants and investors, because of its grace, the exterior and the public plaza, part of the original design. In fact, the success of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015 via mobile

The Seagram Building is a gorgeous skyscraper on Park Avenue in between 52nd and 53rd Street and they put a new sculpture up in front of this summer. The Four Seasons restaurant is inside.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2015 via mobile

Nothing too remarkable about this one, although the sculpture out the front on Park Ave is quite impressive. Not really too sure that this one really requires anyone to go out of their way to visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2015

The Seagram is not only from an architectural point of view very interesting, but also a charming building to visit and especially to dine. The building, planned by Mies van der Rohe (in cooperation with Johnson) was finished in 1958. It's remarkable style and construction are on the one hand and even more beautiful, the Four seasons restaurant on the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2014 via mobile

This Mies modernist masterpiece is impressive indeed, its stark beauty rising out of the ground and reaching for the skies!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2014

I didn't go in beyond the foyer but even an external exploration is worthwhile at this Mies masterpiece, I believe his only New York work. Set back behind a splendid public podium with interesting modern sculpture, this is an elegant and refined building so typical of the architect. It has had an enormous influence on other buildings around the world... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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... More 

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