Classic Spaces: Harry Bertoia x Gordon Bunshaft: Manufacturers Hanover Trust Building

. Saturday, March 3, 2012

Beautiful photos by Ezra Stoller of The Manufacturers Hanover Trust Building, a 1954 Modernist masterpiece designed by Gordon Bunshaft for Skidmore Owings and Merrill. The breathtaking multifaceted bronze screen was created by Harry Bertoia and served as a sculptural backdrop inside Bunshaft's clean lined box. The sculpture was recently in the centre of controversy, removed when the building was sold, but thankfully will soon be reinstalled (read the full story at The Architect's Newspaper).

An interesting side note, the screen will now serve to camouflage the dressing rooms for one of the building's new tenants: Canadian fashion retailer Joe Fresh, founded by Joseph Mimram (whose home I've previously featured here before).

Thanks Colen for the link.


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