Manhattan Architecture Building - Construction began in 1957 and ended in 1961. In 1964 he created the gardens including the famous sculpture “Sunken Garden” by Isamu Noguchi. The building was placed in the north of the site occupying only 27% of this. Each floor has an area of 2600 square meters, a figure far from negligible. This makes us aware of the extraordinary provide a building that at first seems slim, but whose surface is close to los183.000 square meters. The Chase Manhattan Bank building was built the largest building in New York in the last quarter century. Another record that was this building was to have the largest glass curtain wall ever built, only interrupted by several metal strips which hide the air conditioner.
Corporatist SOM architecture, was a giant step in the consecration and distribution of glass curtain wall proposed by Mies van der Rohe. In the mid-fifties began plans for the regeneration of the lower Manhattan. This was an extraordinary opportunity to create new buildings under the influence of international style after more than two decades of drought. David Rockefeller, vice chairman of Chase Manhattan agreed to play a central role in the revitalization of Lower Manhattan.
For the new SOM-based contract, who designed a sleek and unique building with 58 floors and 248 meters. A building ready to house more than 8700 employees of the bank under one roof. Reflective surfaces of aluminum combined with glass skyscrapers gives this solid image that dominates the landscape. It is impossible not to remember the Seagram Building by Mies van der Rohe, with common elements such as a large square of 2500 square meters or access arcade.