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Corning Glass Works Building

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Identification

Corning Glass Works Building
Merrill Lynch Financial Center
115156

Plan

Structure générale

gratte-ciel
construit [achevé]
style international

Usages

bureaux

Faits

  • Constructed for the Corning Glass Company between 1956 and 1958, 717 Fifth Avenue gained a reputation as an undisputed landmark of postwar international style modernism.
  • Between 1993 and 1994, the internationally renowned design firm, Gwathmey Siegel, renovated the dramatic two-story lobby and common areas.
  • Designed by Wallace K. Harrison of Harrison, Abramovitz & Abbe to function as a demonstration of the Corning Glass Company's principal product, it was recognized for having achieved a high point of refinement in the design of glass curtain-wall office towers.
  • The upper floors offer breathtaking views of Central Park and Fifth Avenue.
  • The lobby features rotating art exhibitions and a permanent mural by Josef Albers.
  • The Building is located in the exclusive Fifth Avenue Retail Corridor and the Plaza District office submarket on Fifth Avenue between 55th Street and 56th Street.

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Lieu

715-719 5th Avenue
7-11 East 55th Street, 2-12 East 56th Street
717 5th Avenue at East 56th Street, SE Corner
10022
Midtown
Manhattan
New York City
New York
États-Unis d'Amérique

Données techniques

357,00 ft
357,00 ft
321,00 ft
28
1956
1958

Entreprises participantes


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