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The IAC Building

The first major New York project by starchitect du jour Frank Gehry (who had previously designed the renowned Conde Naste cafeteria and the Issey Miyake flagship store in the city), the IAC Building has been called an ethereal corporate headquarters, widely praised by architecture critics and lay viewers since its opening in 2007. The building, which looms over wide West Street in Chelsea, consists of two main rippled, frosted, and striped segments, one stacked atop the other and curved to evoke...

The first major New York project by starchitect du jour Frank Gehry (who had previously designed the renowned Conde Naste cafeteria and the Issey Miyake flagship store in the city), the IAC Building has been called an ethereal corporate headquarters, widely praised by architecture critics and lay viewers since its opening in 2007. The building, which looms over wide West Street in Chelsea, consists of two main rippled, frosted, and striped segments, one stacked atop the other and curved to evoke the shape of sails filled by wind. Though Gehry impressed with the design, which has helped reinvigorate the architecturally predictable neighborhood, few are the supporters eager to see his similar design brought to fruition in the controversial Atlantic Yards project in downtown Brooklyn, for which this building can be considered a kind of study.

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555 West 18th St.
New York City, NY 10011
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