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Skyscraper Pictures: AT&T Headquarters (Now the SONY Building)

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Philip Johnson's design for the AT&T Headquarters (now the Sony Building) in New York City was the most controversial of his career.
AT&T Headquarters, now called the SONY Building, in New York City

AT&T Headquarters, now called the SONY Building, in New York City

Photo © Jackie Craven
SONY Building
Also Known As: AT&T Headquarters
Location: 550 Madison Avenue, New York, NY
Architect: Philip Johnson with partner John Burgee
Year Built: 1984
Height: 197 meters / 647 feet
Stories: 37

About the AT&T Headquarters

The AT&T Headquarters (now the SONY building) appears to be a sleek skyscraper in the Interntional Style. However, the peak of the skyscraper is adorned with a broken pediment that was scornfully compared to the ornamental top of a Chippendale desk.

Today, the AT&T Headquarters by Philip Johnson and John Burgee is often cited as a masterpiece of Postmodernism.

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