Modern Snapshot: Manufacturers Trust Building

The space may now house a Joe Fresh, but it will always be the Manufacturers Trust building, the elegantly, minimalist International Style structure designed by Gordon Bunshaft of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. “When it opened in 1954, the public marveled at the steel vault boldly displayed on the ground floor behind a facade of clear […]

Mid-Century Manhattan: Manufacturers Trust Interior Gutted

So much for preserving the1954 Manufacturers Hanover Trust Building on 5th Avenue by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. Curbed New York reported this week on the gutting of the interior of the landmark modernist building by Gordon Bunshaft. Despite the fact that the the interior of the buildingĀ  was landmarked, Joe Fresh, the Canadian shmata retailer, […]