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
Photo © Jackie Craven
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550 Madison Avenue, New York, NY
Philip Johnson with partner John Burgee
197 meters / 647 feet
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.