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Ford

Ford

New York’s best building of the 1960s, the Ford Foundation Building was built for the country’s largest philanthropic organization. Supported by an exposed steel structure, the building takes the form of a glass box enclosing an interior atrium which rises the full height of the building to a skylight. Offices are located around this central court with a view into the atrium garden which also serves as a public space. The layout of buildings around atrium spaces or winter gardens would later become popularized in the shopping mall and numerous skyscrapers of the 1980s.

Ford Facade

Ford Sign

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