Easements

375 Park Avenue

375 Park Avenue
375 Park Avenue

The Seagram Building was built in 1956-58 and designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Phillip Johnson. It was commissioned by Samuel Bronfman, president of Seagrams, with the aid of his daughter, Phyllis Lambert. The building is considered one of the finest examples of American modernist architecture. Mies van der Rohe wrote that it was his crowning achievement.

The building is recessed behind a tranquil granite and marble plaza on Park Avenue. This broad, elevated plaza is symmetrically arranged with fountains and weeping beech trees. The easement covers the exterior of the building, the plaza, and the main lobby.