Photo by myself in the courtyard of the Lever House, at 390 Park Avenue, at Park Avenue and 53rd Street.
A collection of giant bronze sculptures is currently on display at the Lever House, one of the seminal buildings in modern architecture. By the artist Tom Sachs, these huge Hello Kitty and bunny sculptures provide startling contrast to their surroundings.
I never thought Hello Kitty and the Lever House could go together, but here they are!
The Lever House is one of my favorite tall buildings, for its gorgeous, spare detailing. It was built in 1951 by SOM (Skidmore, Owings and Merrill). The curtain walls of this building are made of stainless steel, which resembles a precious metal.
I walked by the Lever House Tuesday afternoon. It was lovely to see people enjoying the courtyard, which seems perfectly sized. There's a 24-story building there, but you wouldn't know it.
For the snazzy website for the Lever House restaurant, click here
For more on the Hello Kitty installation, click here.
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