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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.
Photographed 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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureCharity & Public Work. A significant historical year for this entry is 1963.
 
Location. 40° 45.006′ N, 73° 
Ford Foundation Building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry Gertner, August 17, 2019
2. Ford Foundation Building
The marker is visible above the white SUV.
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58.264′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on East 43rd Street. Touch for map. 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. John Ferguson McKean (within shouting distance of this marker); The Tudor City Historic District (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Peace Form One (about 500 feet away); Trygve Halvdan Lie (about 500 feet away); Bayard Rustin (about 500 feet away); First Avenue Underpass (about 600 feet away); New York Daily News Building (about 600 feet away); Trygve Lie Plaza (about 600 feet 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.) 
 
Ford Foundation Building Marker, 321 East 42nd Street side image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
Photographed 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.
Photographed By Larry Gertner, September 3, 2019
5. The Ford Foundation Building atrium
42nd Street outside.
Ford Foundation Building skylight image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry Gertner, September 2, 2019
6. Ford Foundation Building skylight
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 10, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 18, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 77 times since then and 6 times this year. 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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May. 17, 2022