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Seagram Building

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Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, a pioneer of modern architecture, built this boxlike bronze-and-glass tower in 1958. The austere facade belies its wit: I-beams, used to hold buildings up, here are merely attached to the surface, representing the idea of support. The Seagram Building's innovative ground-level plaza, extending out to the sidewalk, has since become a common element in urban skyscraper design. With its two giant fountains and welcoming steps, it's also a popular lunch spot with midtown workers. Visit late in the afternoon to avoid crowds.

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  • Address: 375 Park Ave., between E. 52nd and E. 53rd Sts. Midtown East, New York, NY 10022 | Map It
  • Subway: 6 to 51st St./Lexington Ave.; E, M to Lexington–3rd Aves./53rd St.
  • Location: Midtown East
Updated: 02-24-2014

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    Historically important but not very impressive

    This is a historically important building by a world renowned architect, though it now looks like numerous of other buildings of its era and doesn't really stand out from its imitators. Maybe that's a good thing, but I came away underwhelmed.

    by bachslunch, 12/14/08

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