Photo by myself of the Sony Building in Midtown, around Madison Avenue and 56th Street.
This is the building where the atrium in yesterday's post is located. Designed in the mid-80's by Phillip Johnson, the former AT&T building is one of the most recognizable buildings from that period.
The top of the tower has been compared to a piece of furniture, a Chippendale highboy. There is an enormous arch at the foot of the building, some seven stories high.
You might be interested to know that two architect friends become employed last week, one full time, the other temporarily. Both had been out of work for over six months. Needless to say, they are both ecstatic and nervous.
Hopefully this economy is finally righting itself. It has been tough on everyone.
Related posts: Climbing the Times, Building Big and Architectural Detail, Above.