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Friday, June 16, 2006

LVMH Tower

Considered one of the most beautiful buildings in NYC, this skyscraper at 19 E 57 between Madison and Fifth on the was built by a well known Paris architect, Christian de Portzamparc for LVMH (LouisVuitton Moet Hennessey), the luxury goods company, owned by Bernard Arnault. Within narrow parameters the architect was able to construct a translucent light-filled, reflecting glass tower that unfolds as it ascends, like a lily. The two upper floors are one room, called the Magic Room, which is by invitation only, where special events, fashion shows and parties are held. It has a predominantly blue tone created by the color of the treated glass and reflections of the sky and affords views all the way to the Hudson River. We have not yet been invited, but we live in hope. The materials of the building, glass and concrete, are treated like precious substances, chased, decorated and textured like elements in expensive jewelry...

10 comments:

LookinginmyRearviewMirror said...

Wow, I love your site! My husband and I love to visit NYC. We were there last summer and saw the broadway show, Spelling Bee. Awesome stuff! I just love the pictures and the commentaries!

You do a wonderful job!

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Kris said...

every sq.inch of space used up..really sleek !

Karine said...

Really like that building! This is pure architectural genius. I like the new look and feel of NY daily too..nicely done.

Kate said...

Very dramatic shot. PS. Come visit St. Paul--I'll show your around!

Liz Feliz said...

I like how it represents what LVHM means for the world: luxury and just the best... and of course a great blog to locate this shoot!!!

alice said...

This one is beautiful! Ch. de Portzamparc designed a new library and museum in Rennes (Western France) and it's like a deep fryer on a huge block of butter...

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