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Seagram Building

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The Seagram Building is a skyscraper, located at 375 Park Avenue, between 52nd Street and 53rd Street in Midtown ManhattanNew York City. The structure was designed by German architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe while the lobby and other internal aspects were designed by Philip Johnson including The Four Seasons and Brasserie restaurants. Severud Associates were the structural engineering consultants.

The building stands 515 feet (157 m) tall with 38 stories and was completed in 1958. It stands as one of the finest examples of the functionalist aesthetic and a masterpiece of corporate modernism. It was designed as the headquarters for the Canadian distillers Joseph E. Seagram’s & Sons with the active interest of Phyllis Lambert, the daughter of Samuel Bronfman, Seagram’s CEO. It has the worst Energy Star rating of any building in New York, at 3 out of 100.

(excerpts from Wikipedia)

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