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New York

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...

18 August 2010

1766 – St. Paul’s Chapel, New York

A chapel of the Parish of Trinity Church, St. Paul’s was built on land granted by Queen Anne of Great Britain. Upon completion in 1766, it stood in a field some distance from...

17 August 2010

1927 – The Sherry-Netherland Hotel, New York

Architects: Schulze & Weaver At streetlevel the hotel seems to be a large formidable mass but eventually narrows for the tower where each floor has only one apartment. The spirelike top with French...

17 August 2010

1903 – New York Stock Exchange Building

Architect: George B. Post In 1901 the New York Stock Exchange invited eight of New York City’s leading architects to join in a competition to design a grand new building. The Exchange chose...

17 August 2010

1869 – Belvedere Castle, Central Park, New York

Architect: Jacob Wrey Mould Belvedere Castle was built in 1869, using stone from excavations elsewhere in the park, dressed with gray granite. The castle provided a feature “” a folly “” that capped...

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...

17 August 2010

1966 – Metropolitan Opera House, Lincoln Center, New York

Architect: Wallace K. Harrison Part of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the theater opened in 1966, the Metropolitan Opera House contains approximately 3,800 seats and was designed by architect Wallace K....

17 August 2010

1977 – Citigroup Center, New York

Architect: Stubbins Associates / Emery Roth & Sons The Citigroup Center (formerly Citicorp Center) is one of the most distinctive and imposing in New York’s skyline, with a 45° angled top and a...