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The Bloomingdale's of Apartment Buildings—Manhattan House Conversion Draws to a Close

When Robert Kaswell first moved to New York, he lived in an apartment at 342 East 67th Street, and every time he walked to the subway he’d pass an eye-catching white-brick complex that spanned the entirety of East 66th Street between Second and Third Avenues. 2,996 more words

SOM

Seeing as much as you can

I believe, and I’ve told anybody who will listen to me, that an architect should see as many things that are designed or have designs, whether they’re natural, paintings, sculpture, graphics, architecture.

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Historic Scale Models

And the Classic Buildings they helped design.

Would the world’s greatest architecture have been as beautiful –

Without the benefit of the architect’s scale model? 7 more words

Art & Design

Gordon Bunshaft's Manufacturers Hanover Bank Bldg remodeled for Joe Fresh

Bunshaft (1909-1990) was one of the preeminent modernist architects.  This building (1954) and the Lever Bros Building (1952) are two of his outstanding buildings in midtown Manhattan. 50 more words

Architectural Photography

Hirshhorn Museum

The Smithsonian Institute’s Museum of Modern Art is a stunning SOM (Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill) design that sits on the south side of the National Mall in DC. 317 more words

Two New York City architectural masterpieces

Two of the most important modern buildings stand  nearly opposite each other; the Lever Brothers Building at 390 Park Ave. and the Seagrams Building at 375.   194 more words

Architectural Photography