Skyscrapers

“550 Madison is worthy of the greatest respect and most careful preservation”

As demolition work begins on the lobby of Philip Johnson’s AT&T Building, now known as 550 Madison, Municipal Art Society of New York chair Christy MacLear emphasises the building’s architectural significance and warns of the limitations of the city’s …

Snøhetta reimagines New York’s postmodern icon 550 Madison

Architecture firm Snøhetta has revealed its plans to overhaul the New York skyscraper designed in the postmodern style by Philip Johnson and John Burgee, which involve replacing the street frontage but retaining its recognisable classical pediment. Rea…