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Architecture of New York

06 August 2010

1933 – GE Building, New York

Architect: Raymond Hood The GE Building is an Art Deco skyscraper that forms the centerpiece of Rockefeller Center in midtown Manhattan. Known as the RCA Building until 1988, it is most famous for...

10 August 2010

1936 – Thurgood Marshall United States Courthouse, New York

Architect: Cass Gilbert The Thurgood Marshall United States Courthouse has two major parts, the seven-storey base and the thirty-storey tower. Commissioned in 1931, construction began in July 1932 and lasted three and a...

22 November 2011

1939 – Irish Pavilion, New York World’s Fair

Architect: Michael Scott Image above courtesy Irish Architectural Archive Michael Scott’s most important pre-war commission – the Irish Pavilion for the New York World Fair. This was completed before his final examinations. Scott...

18 August 2010

1952 – Lever Building, New York

Architect: Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP At the time of its construction, this steel and glass prism was the only corporate building among the avenue’s masonry residential structures. Although the building was also...

23 June 2009

1952 – United Nations Building, New York

Architect: Wallace K. Harrison / Le Corbusier Instead of organising a competition for the design of their building, the UN decided to commission a collaborative effort among a multinational team of leading architects....

18 August 2010

1957 – Seagram Building, New York

Architect: Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, with Philip Johnson (interiors) Generally recognized as the finest example of skyscrapers in the International Style. Much of the building’s success comes from its elegant proportions, and...

05 August 2010

1959 – Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Architect: Frank Lloyd Wright This distinctive and iconic building was Wright’s last major work, and instantly polarized architecture critics although today it is widely revered. Its appearance is in sharp contrast to the...

17 August 2010

1962 – Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, New York

Architect: Max Abramovitz Part of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, and designed by Max Abramovitz ,the hall opened in 1962 as Philharmonic Hall, home of the New York Philharmonic, after the...

17 August 2010

1964 – David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center, New York

Architect: Philip Johnson Part of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the David H. Koch Theater is a theater for ballet and opera. Originally named the New York State Theater, it opened...