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550 Madison Avenue: Philip Johnson Building in Manhattan, NY, United states of America: Office Block
Dec 6, 2017
Former AT&T Building May Become Landmark
Design: Philip Johnson and John Burgee
Philip Johnson and John Burgee’s AT&T Building is being considered for landmark designation. However, questions remain about the future of the building’s interior spaces, particularly the ground floor lobby, reports the Architectural Record.
550 Madison Avenue Building
After listening to a brief presentation on the Post-Modern building’s history Tuesday morning, the New York Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) decided to add the building’s exteriors to its calendar—the first step in the landmark designation process.
The design of the AT&T Building (now known as 550 Madison Avenue) was controversial when it was built, and remains so today.
LPC chair Meenakshi Srinivasan stated. “It’s probably the first and definitely the most iconic Post-Modern building in New York City.” The designation would protect the exteriors only.
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550 Madison Avenue Building Design by Snøhetta
Snøhetta, Oslo, has been commissioned to reimagine the 1980’s postmodern tower located at 550 Madison Avenue. The renovation is the first major project to be announced for New York City’s East Midtown since its revitalization plan was approved earlier this year.
Oct 31, 2017
550 Madison Building
Design: Snøhetta Architects
image : DBOX
550 Madison Building in Manhattan
The redesign nearly doubles the amount of public space while transforming the base of the 1980s tower into a lively, transparent street front.
Jul 4, 2016
Sony Building New York City
Sony Building in New York City
Building image from 24 Jun – 2 Jul 2016 © Adrian Welch:
Date built: 1980–83
Design: Philip Johnson, Architect with John Burgee
Location: 560 Madison Avenue (at 56th Street)
AT&T Building New York
AT&T Building Architect: Philip Johnson
Very famous Postmodern building with its so-called ‘Chippendale Chair’ top.
The Sony Tower, formerly the AT&T Building, is a 647 feet tall, 37-story skyscraper.
Its marriage of a regular (efficient = profitable) skyscraper with a iconic piece of architecture ‘plonked’ on top made it highly unpopular amongst many architects but regarded by many others as enviograting, moving away from the solemnity of typical Modern movement buildings – which had largely become stripped-down variants to money-making shells by the early Eighties.
Renamed the Sony Building. The building is located at 550 Madison Avenue between 55th Street and 56th Street.
Address: 560 Madison Ave., New York City, New York
Height: 197 m
Architectural style: Postmodern architecture
Location: 560 Madison Avenue, New York City, USA
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