New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
New York City Designated Landmark
Designed by prominent Japanese architect Junzo Yoshimura in 1969-71, in association with George G. Shimamoto of Gruzen & Partners, this building is an example of Mid-20th Century Modernism. Inspired by Japanese tradition, the charcoal-colored elevations incorporate such distinctive features as angled railings and sunscreens fabricated in metal. John D. Rockefeller 3rd, who served as the Society’s President from 1952 to 1969 and as its Chairman from 1969 to 1978, donated the land and played a role in the selection of the architect. Beyer Blinder Belle added a fifth floor in 1996-97.
New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation
Erected 2011 by New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture.
Location. 40° 45.147′ N, 73° 58.1′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on East 47th Street west of First Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 333 East 47th Street, New York NY 10017, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within Katharine Hepburn Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); Papal Visits (within shouting distance of this marker); Raoul Wallenberg Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dag Hammarskjold (about 500 feet away); Dag Hammarskjöld (about 600 feet away); Beekman Tower (about 600 feet away); Dorothy Thompson (approx. 0.2 miles away); William Lescaze (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
Regarding Japan Society. The building is listed in the "AIA (American Institute of Architects) Guide to New York City, Fifth Edition".
Also see . . .
1. Japan Society (Manhattan). Wikipedia entry (Submitted on January 25, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
2. Japan Society History. Society webpage (Submitted on January 25, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
3. The Lost Church of the Holy Family - 321-323 East 47th Street. "Daytonian in Manhattan" entry (Submitted on January 25, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 25, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 25, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.