A ‘Mad Men’ Peek into the Time & Life Building

While the promos and articles about the new season of Mad Men focus more on the action in Los Angeles, I thought this Time magazine peek into the Time & Life Building in good old New York was a nice way to celebrate the return of the show. (I took the above shot of the building in January.)

“The Time & Life Building, designed by the Rockefeller family’s architects, Harrison & Abramowitz & Harris, opened in 1959, meaning that Don Draper et al. were some of its earliest (fictional) occupants,” the magazine’s intro to the slideshow says. “Time Inc. magazines like TIMEFortunePeople and Sports Illustrated still call the building home—but it must be said that, six decades later, hardly anything seen there today can match the sleek, ambitious style that defined the place, and the people who worked there, when 1271 Avenue of the Americas first opened its doors.”

Enjoy the show.

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April 13th, 2014

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  1. Thanks for sharing that tour of the Time & Life Building, Michael! What a great step back in time. The black and white photos are classic, but we have to imagine the pops of color. I noticed an absence of sidebars in the offices (compared to Mad Men), though I noticed that JFK and entourage were well cared for, drinks in hand.



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