Known for their innovation and economy in design, SOMs Chase Manhattan Plaza in the Financial District of Lower Manhattan displays SOMs architectural language on efficiency and its relationship with the public realm. Completed in 1961, the 60 story skyscraper by Gordon Bunshaft of SOM is a coming of age story for Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill presence as an [inter]national leader of corporate architectural design that evokes efficiency and functionality.
More on the Chase Manhattan Plaza after the break.
Architects: Gruposp - Alvaro Puntoni, Luciano Margotto, João Sodré, Jonathan Davies
Location: Brasilia, Brazil
Client: SEBRAE Brazilian Micro and Small Business Support Service
Project area: 25,000 sqm
Project year: 2008 – 2010
Photographs: Nelson Kon