Thursday, May 20, 2010

Seagram Building

Latitude: 40°45'30.41"N
Longitude: 73°58'19.65"W

To appreciate the Seagram Building, you have to forget about all of the inferior subsequent replicas that are so common around many urban centers. This is the first, and finest, office building of its kind.

The skin of the building is defined by vertical mullions, a novel feature for this pre-unitized, pre-aluminum extrusion era. This may also be in fact the one of the first major buildings to have bronze tinted glazing as well.

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