Story of the Neighborhood . . .
A bustling focal point of New York, Midtown East is a long established epicenter of business activity. Business executives expertly navigate the streets between towering skyscrapers, which have been changing New York’s skyline since the twentieth century. New York landmarks, such as the Art Deco Chrysler Building, are iconic examples of New York’s architecture and this neighborhood is filled with hidden secrets and historical prowess. Grand Central Terminal, a gateway to Manhattan for many commuters traveling from upstate New York and beyond, is not only a train station, but demonstrates a perfect combination of New York’s energy and architectural achievements.
As you head north on Park Avenue, you will encounter the Seagram Building, designed by Mies van der Rohe. It is one of the finest examples of corporate modernism in the city and is noted for its functionalist aesthetic. Along with its neighbor, Lever House designed by Gordon Bunshaft, these are some of Manhattan’s outstanding icons of twentieth century architecture. The current owner of Lever House and the Seagram building, Aby Rosen, is an avid art collector with works from his collection often on public display in the lobbies or outdoor plazas.