Deep in the narrow canyons of the financial epicenter of the West lies an out-of-place yet overlooked courtyard that is as idyllic and palatial as the fanciful gardens of the East. Situated on a lot between New York’s Pine and Wall streets is a behemoth of postmodern corporate style—60 Wall Street, at one point the largest corporate building in the city’s Financial District.
An Iconic Postmodern New York Lobby Is Slated for Destruction—Can It Be Saved?
The polarizing 1980s 60 Wall Street skyscraper by Kevin Roche and John Dinkeloo will receive a contemporary design rehaul when it changes ownership this summer. Artist Benjamin Kellogg opines why this demolition precedent is devastating to the future of architecture.