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Ford Foundation Building

320 East 43rd Street

 

— New York City Designated Landmark —

 
Ford Foundation Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, August 17, 2019
1. Ford Foundation Building Marker
Inscription.  Built during 1963-67 to serve as the headquarters for one of the nation’s largest private foundations, the Ford Foundation Building is one of the most widely admired examples of modern architecture in new York City. In a radical departure for modern architects at the time, Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo Associates carefully considered the context of the surrounding neighborhood, and the Tudor City complex in particular, while planning the building’s design. The resulting building is an innovative, elegant, and transparent glass cube just twelve stories tall, framed in exposed cor-ten steel and mahogany-colored granite. The designated interior atrium, with its lushly planted garden visible from both the street and offices, is one of the city’s most memorable public spaces.

New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation
2014
 
Erected 2014 by New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation.
 
Location. 40° 45.006′ N, 73° 58.264′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on East 43rd Street. Touch for map
Ford Foundation Building image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, August 17, 2019
2. Ford Foundation Building
The marker is visible above the white SUV.
. Marker is at or near this postal address: 320 E 43rd St, New York NY 10017, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. New York Daily News Building (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Place (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Chrysler Building (approx. ¼ mile away); The Bronxville Eagle (approx. ¼ mile away); Dorothy Thompson (approx. 0.3 miles away); William Lescaze (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Gabarron Foundation (approx. 0.3 miles away); Grand Central Terminal (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Also see . . .  Ford Foundation. Wikipedia link. The Ford Foundation is an American private foundation with the mission of advancing human welfare. (Submitted on August 18, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
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Ford Foundation Building Marker, 321 East 42nd Street side image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, August 17, 2019
3. Ford Foundation Building Marker, 321 East 42nd Street side
A different marker is inside the atrium on the East 42nd Street side.
Ford Foundation Building marker from 1998 in the 42nd Street lobby image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 2, 2019
4. Ford Foundation Building marker from 1998 in the 42nd Street lobby
The Ford Foundation Building atrium image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 3, 2019
5. The Ford Foundation Building atrium
42nd Street outside.
Ford Foundation Building skylight image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 2, 2019
6. Ford Foundation Building skylight
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 10, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 18, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 18, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   4, 5, 6. submitted on September 3, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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