CBS Building (New York, NY) : Frontal view of the south entry

Creator:
Kevin Roche, John Dinkeloo and Associates, 1966-
Saarinen, Eero, 1910-1961
Published/Created:
51 West 52nd StreetNew York, New York, United States
1965
Date Depicted:
ca. 1990's
1950 AD - 2010 AD
Materials:
concrete
granite (Canadian black granite)
Notes:
The building is known as Black Rock for the dark granite cladding. Unlike some major skyscrapers built in that section of midtown Manhattan during the 1950s and 60s, the pillars are more dominant than the glass windows between them. "At his death Saarinen had ten major projects in various stages of construction, documentation, or design development. He did not live to see final completion and occupancy of these major works, and as his will explicitly dictated that no project would bear his name that he himself had not worked on directly, his partners completed the remaining projects as Eero Saarinen and Associates but reformed their partnership in 1966 as Kevin Roche, John Dinkeloo and Associates.
Topics:
Architecture -- United States -- 20th century -- (YVRC)
Period/Style:
Modern
Modernist
Culture:
American
Accession Number:
1A1-SO-CB-A3
Genre:
architecture (AAT)
office buildings (AAT)
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Sculptures, Models, & Architecture
Rights:
Copyright Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.
Access Restrictions:
Yale Community Only
Digital:
architectural exteriors; business, commerce and trade; contemporary (1960 to present) construction building divisions; rooms and spaces; broadcasting studios; buildings; multistory buildings; high-rise buildings; skyscrapers; buildings; office buildings
Source Creator:
Gilchrist, Scott
Source Title:
Archivision Base Collection
Source Created:
2878 Chamonix, Montreal QC
Archivision, Inc.
ca. 1990's
Source Note:
Purchase, Visual Resources Collection, May, 2011; photographer Scott Gilchrist
Yale Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Digital Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Local Record Number:
4152
OID:
10092408
PID:
digcoll:1855039