The new 38-story Seagram Building (Ludwig Mies van der Rohe-Phillip Johnson-Kahn & Jacobs, 1958) and other Park Avenue buildings in this view looking southeast from 430 Park Avenue Building in early 1958. On background at left is the Grolier Building (Sylvan & Robert Bien, 1959) under constructon and United Nations Secretariat Building (Wallace K. Harrison, 1950). The Art Deco 47-story Waldorf-Astoria Hotel (Schultze & Weaver, 1931) is on the right.
Manhattan’s Four Seasons restaurant, the Midtown dining spot for power brokers, celebrities and well-to-do tourists, plans to close on July 16 following a week of festivities at its Seagram Building home, where it has operated for more than half a century.
It is the most important restaurant in the history of New York City
The Seagram Building. 375 Park Avenue, east side between 52nd to 53rd Streets. Ludwig Mies van der Rohe-Phillip Johnson-Kahn & Jacobs, 1956-1958. View looking southeast of the new 38-story Seagram Building from the top of DuMont Building at 53rd Street in spring 1958.