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BUILDING
 
 
Lever House
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DESIGNER
 
 
Gordon Bunshaft
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill - SOM
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MATERIALS
 
steel, glass

Steel frame, glass curtain wall

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LOCATION
 
Continent
North America
Nation
United States
State
New York
Metropolitan area
New York City
County
New York
Town
New York - Manhattan
Borough
Manhattan
Address
390 Park Avenue at East 53rd Street, NW Corner to East 54th Street
 
 
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TYPOLOGY
 
ARCHITECTURE
Buildings for offices and professional practises
Offices
Vertical architectures
Skyscrapers
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Project
1950    
Realisation
1952
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AWARDS
 
1992
New York City Landmark
1980
Twenty-five Year Award, American Institute of Architects
1952
American Institute of Architects, First Honor Awards for Architecture
1952
Office of the Year Award, Administrative Management Magazine
1952
Gold Medal, Architectural League of New York
1952
Office of the Year Award, Office Management Magazine
1951
Oscar Dooley Award, Miami University
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BIBILIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES
 
 
Nicholas Adams, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. SOM dal 1936, Mondadori Electa, Milano 2006, pp. 64-75
Martha Pollak, "La patina non si addice al curtain wall", Il giornale dell'architettura 15, febbraio 2004, p. 18
"Lever House restoration, New York. New York, USA 2001", a+u. Architecture and Urbanism 386, november 2002, pp. 58-63
Materia 33, settembre-dicembre/september-december 2000 [Architettura in acciaio/Steel architecture], pp. 24 (22-27) "saggi/essays"
Judith Dupré, Skyscrapers, Black Dog & Leventhal, New York 1996, pp. 44-45
Carol Herselle Krinsky, Gordon Bunshaft of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Architectural History Foundation, New York 1988, pp. 18-25
Bruno Zevi, Spazî dell'architettura moderna, Einaudi, Torino 1973, tav. 527 [XI. Il movimento organico negli Stati Uniti]
Architecture of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. 1950-1962, Frederick A. Praeger, New York 1963
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CLIENT
 
 
Lever Brothers Company
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DIMENSIONAL
DATA
 
Height
m. 92,05 (302 ft)
Floors
21
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STAFF
 
Project
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill - SOM
Project architect
Gordon Bunshaft
Interior design
Raymond Loewy Association
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ANNOTATIONS
 
 
Renovated in 2002, by SOM, the curtain wall was replaced with new and different materials from the original, but identical in appearance and shape.
 
 
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