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The W. R. Grace Building is a 50-story skyscraper in New York City. It is 192 m (630 ft) tall. The building was designed principally by Gordon Bunshaft, and completed in 1971. The building was commissioned by the W.R. Grace Company, and was also used by the Deloitte & Touche, LLP formerly Deloitte Haskins & Sells. However, today it is inhabited by several other organizations, most notably AOL Time Warner and Limited Brands.
Lever House, designed by Gordon Bunshaft of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill and located at 390 Park Avenue in New York City, is the quintessential and seminal glass box International Style skyscraper according to the design principles of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe as shown at 860-880 Lake Shore Drive Apartments in Chicago. It is the pioneer curtain wall skyscraper in New York City. The 92 meters tall building features an innovative courtyard and public space.
The Marine Midland Building (also HSBC Bank Building) is a 51-story office building located at 140 Broadway in Manhattan's financial district. The building, completed in 1967, is 688 ft (209.7 m) tall and is known for the distinctive sculpture at its entrance, Isamu Noguchi's Cube. Gordon Bunshaft of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, the man who designed the building, had originally proposed a monolith type sculpture, but it was deemed to be too expensive.
The Solow Building, located at 9 West 57th Street, is a Manhattan skyscraper designed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill's Gordon Bunshaft and built in 1974. It is located just west of Fifth Avenue, sandwiched between the 57th and 58th Street, next to such prominent buildings as the Bergdorf Goodman department store and the Plaza Hotel. Consisting of 50 stories and 689 ft. (210 m), the building's only competitor by height in the neighborhood is the GM Building, located one block north and east.