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Seagram Building

375 Park Avenue
New York City NY United States

Status:built
Construction Dates
  Began1954
  Finished1958
Floor Count38
Floor Area46,000 m²
Building Uses
 - office
Structural Types
 - highrise
Architectural Style
 - international
Materials
 - glass
 - steel

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Roof515 ftCTBUH
156.97 m

Description
• Design Architect: Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Kahn & Jacobs, Philip Johnson.

• Developers: HGA USA III GmbH & Co. KG, HGA Capital Grundbesitz und Anlage GmbH, RFR Realty LLC, George A. Fuller Company, Severud Associates, General Bronze Corporation, PPG Industries, Inc., Central Parking Corporation.
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• Considered the pioneer for large corporate boxes of the decades to follow modernist ideals from Europe to the United States, an architectural landmark in 1989.

• Headquarters of the Seagram Liquor Company.

• It has The Four Seasons Restaurant inside, two linked rooms with the centerpiece of one a pool and the other a bar that is topped by a quivering Richard Lippold sculpture designed by Philip Johnson.

• In 1984 this building became the 15th recipient of the American Institute of Architects' prestigious Twenty-Five Year Award.

• The building was the world's first office tower to feature floor-to-ceiling height glazing.

• The construction costs of Seagram made it the world's most expensive skyscraper, due to the use of expensive materials and lavish interior decoration.

• Width - 43.0 m
• Depth - 26.0 m

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