Seagram Building

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Seagram Building information

Location
New York City , USA
Address
100 E 53rd St
at Park Ave, Midtown East
Getting there
Subway: 6 to 51st St, E, M to Fifth Ave-53rd St
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Architects Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Walter Gropius and Marcel Breuer, who left Europe in the early 1930s, brought the vision and know-how of the avant-garde German Bauhaus to America. Architecture that rejected the past, it imagined future cities of functional glass towers. The <strong>Seagram Building</strong>, 1958, designed by Mies van der Rohe, a stunning amber glass and bronze slab, is set on an open plaza. Van der Rohe, given an unlimited budget, produced a masterpiece of the International Style. Cheaper glass towers that followed didn&#x2019;t measure up.