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Thursday, January 7, 2010

Looking Up, in More Ways Than One

AT&T Building, Midtown
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.


Olivier said...

j'adore cet angle de vue, superbe

Terry B, Blue Kitchen said...

Good luck to your friends, Kitty! We could all use some luck these days.

Lily Hydrangea said...

such good news, & a great perspective on this building too!

Kitty said...

Thanks Olivier!

Ah thanks Terry. Hope all is well in your world.

Thanks Lily!