This slick sloping facade has been turning heads since 1974, and it houses now some of the most expensive office space in the city. Located at 9 West 57th St, most of its tenants are hedge funds, and, at the higher floors, they enjoy unobstructed views of Central Park and Midtown. It was a little hard to shoot because I either would get too close and couldn’t get the whole building in frame, or I would get too far and the adjacent buildings would partially hide it. Final position was somewhat precarious crouched down way too close to a parked car with the driver inside, eyeing me suspiciously... .
#solowbuilding #nyc #blackandwhite
Rain and Picasso’s “Mythic Bull” outside the Solow Building, 58th Street side. Designed by Gordon Bunshaft and using the rejected design for the Grace Building on 43rd, the Solow features that signature slow concave down to the ground. Like molasses settling. Or a bell-bottom. It’s more beautiful than the Grace, I think, though it was controversial at the time. The slope was a way to get past the city’s complex rules on set-backs and sky exposure. Sheldon Solow’s multi-million dollar art collection is viewable through the windows on the 57th Street side but the public aren’t allowed in. Bacon, Matisse, Kirchner, Kline and many more. The 58th Street side has beautiful brass planters, usually ivy-covered but in Spring, tulips or daffodils suddenly appear standing upright and in juxtaposition to the planters’ gorgeous curves. The original site had brownstones that were demolished to make way for the skyscraper. It seems crazy now to think of brownstones on 57th. #picasso #nyc #newyorkcity #mythicbull #solowbuilding #58thstreet #publicart
The one at Chandler’s workplace.
New York series no.6
Dumbo sunsets are just great.
New York series no.5
The Chrysler Building reflected in the black glass facade of 685 First Avenue.
Midtown views from 685 First Avenue.
A First Look at First: future balcony views from the 28th floor terrace.
Just north of 685 First Avenue lie the scenic gardens of Tudor City.
We are closed this #MemorialDay
to spend time with our family and friends but look forward to seeing you for a meal or #AtTheBar
tomorrow. 'Rendez-vous demain!'
The mere look and feel of Brasserie 8 1/2 is a mid-1970s reverie that fits impeccably into the so-called “Bellbottom Building” on West 57th Street designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill Brasserie 8 ½ is a stylish French brasserie just steps from Fifth Avenue on 57th Street. Chef Franck Deletrain deftly upgrades dishes from the brasserie repertoire, offering sophisticated French cuisine amidst original artwork by Léger, Matisse and others favored by the Louvre. Guests enter by way of a grand, sweeping, spiral staircase and dine on white tablecloths in plush dining rooms. Brasserie 8 ½ offers an enticing, modern slice of la belle époque and has a great happy hour and prix fix dinner menue. This restaurant was showcased on Sex and the City.
Brasserie 8 1/2 is located in the Solow Building, - 9 West 57th Street, is a Manhattan skyscraper built in 1974 and designed by Gordon Bunshaft of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. In 1971, Avon Products rented 21 floors, soon increased to 25 floors. The building was shortly being referred to as "the Avon building" (a title that persists and can still cause confusion). #brasserie #brasserie81
/2 #fifthavenue #57thstreet #cheffranckdletrain #frenchcuisine #louvre #sexandthecity #spiralstaircase #solowbuilding #avonbuilding #gordonbunshaftofskidmoreowingsandmerrill #warburgrealty #warburg #prixfix #happyhour #skidmoreowingsandmerrill #leger #matisse #louvre #nyc #1970sstyle #manhattan #restaurantlife #finedining #classicspot #nyc2018 #57thstreet #brasserie812 #redcarpet #midtownwest #midtown #brasserie
Last week, @685firstavenue
officially launched sales. To celebrate, more than 150 brokers and guests previewed the newly unveiled sales gallery at 300 East 42nd Street.
An architectural cut-out defines the 28th and 29th floor duplexes.