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5 Influences on NYC Architecture Over 100 Years
Jan
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5 Influences on NYC Architecture Over 100 Years
New York City Architecture has influences from all around the world. Today, we are going to talk about the top 5 influences on architecture that you can look up in the big apple and see in the building, streets and more.

2. CORPORATE GLAMOR

Symbolic of the transparency, honesty, and confidence of postwar corporate America, SOM’s Lever House (1952) and Mies van der Rohe’s Seagram Building (1958) are icons that inspired buildings around the world. Reminiscent of 1950s high modernism, a luminous canopy structure houses an after-hours club, juxtaposing the veneer of corporate activity and efficiency against nature and excess.

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