Noguchi-Designed Manhattan Lobby Under Threat

February 26th, 2020

A Midtown lobby designed by Isamu Noguchi is under threat as developers make plans to disassemble the work for planned renovations. “The most significant part of the original ensemble has survived, and it’s landmark worthy,” says John Morris Dixon, a board member of the New York/Tri-State chapter of Docomomo “You already have this strong, creative treatment of the walls and the ceiling and you can’t expect to come up with something nearly as artistically effective again. Why risk it when you’ve got it already? The lobby is a great asset that gives a high degree of individuality to the building.”

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