The Look Building – 488 Madison Avenue

Location:New York, NY
Client:The Feil Organization

A sleek hybrid of European Modernism with the Streamline Style of late Art Deco, the Look Building was constructed in 1949-1950 as the headquarters of Look Magazine. Suggestive of the upper decks of an ocean liner, the horizontal setbacks wrap around curved corners in a transitional design by Emery Roth & Sons.

Landmarked in 2010, the Look Building has seen window replacement by Vidaris, as well as façade review under Local Law 11. The building’s lower floors were reclad in materials that more closely follow the original design.

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