Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Seagram Building, New York City

An International Style gem on Park Avenue.

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe with Philip Johnson, Seagram Building, 1956–58, 375 Park Avenue, New York (this replaces a video from 2011)

Note: In the video we call Le Corbusier a French architect, but he was born in Switzerland and became a French citizen in 1930.

Additional resources

Mark Lamster, “A Personal Stamp on the Skyline” in The New York Times, April 3, 2013

Watch the 1958 video of the Seagram Building’s construction, courtesy of Hagley Digital Library

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Cite this page as: Dr. Matthew A. Postal and Dr. Steven Zucker, "Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Seagram Building, New York City," in Smarthistory, March 31, 2021, accessed December 5, 2023,