Sunday, March 31, 2013

IAC Building

IAC Building, InterActiveCorp's headquarters by Frank Gehry, New York
IAC Building, InterActiveCorp's headquarters by Frank Gehry
West 18th Street / Ninth Avenue
New York, September 2008

“For decades I’ve been whining about how far New York has slipped behind other world cities in the support of serious architecture. While Abu Dhabi, Shanghai, Beijing and even Paris have been pushing the boundaries, churning out one adventurous building after another, our city was wallowing in a swamp of pseudohistoricism and corporate mediocrity that — to skeptics like me, at least — threatened to transform it into a dull theme park for the superrich. But this year the city may finally have turned a corner. In the past nine months alone New York has witnessed the unveiling of nearly half a dozen major architectural landmarks. Frank Gehry’s headquarters for IAC/InterActiveCorp along the West Side Highway, Jean Nouvel’s luxury residential building in SoHo, Bernard Tschumi’s Blue Building apartments on the Lower East Side and Renzo Piano’s tower for The New York Times may not rank as these architects’ greatest works. But they are serious architecture nonetheless, in an abundance the city hasn’t seen in decades.”
(Nicolai Ouroussoff, Manhattan’s Year of Building Furiously, The New York Times)

1 comment:

cieldequimper said...

I should have known right away that this was Gehry. I like how it blends in with the sky!