The Austrian Cultural Forum New York (ACFNY), an agency of the Republic of Austria, is located in an extraordinary architectural landmark building in Manhattan.
Building designed by Raimund Abraham .
The triangled Hearst Tower by Foster & Partners, first tower out of the ground in NYC after 9/11.
The video (in the full listing) gives a look-around, though is heavy on the building’s green cred. Nothing wrong with that, but it is dished out with lots of syrup. “Not just a better skyline… a better sky.”
A park by Diller Scofidio and Renfro, rambling through Manhattanon an otherwise dis-used elevated railway.
Gordon Bunshaft for SOM, 1952.
In contrast to the Seagram building nearby, this tower feels scaled to suit the goings on around it, mostly thanks to a strip of hovering office bounding the courtyard. Green glass and ample foliage help the building feel like a bit of an oasis on Park Ave.
Grand mountain of brown steel by Ludwig, setting off many copycats. As Joe Public can’t get very far into the building, and the plaza is not designed for hanging out in, people congregate at the edge by the reflecting pool to eat their hot dogs – on a very popular onyx seat. Maybe it’s called the Barcelona corner.