Ford Foundation Headquarters Building

Kevin Roche and John Dinkeloo and Associates
1963




The facade

Located between 42nd and 43rd streets a few blocks southeast of the Chrysler Building, this building is oriented on a diagonal to take advantage of the south light. It is twelve stories high (about 160 feet high), made of concrete and steel with a granite facing. Most of the space to the east and south is occupied by an atrium while the building's mass is located along the north and west sides.
 
A closer view and the entrance

 

The atrium

The offices have sliding doors opening onto the garden and looking across to one another.




Other works on this site by Roche Dinkeloo and Associates include: Columbus Indiana Post Office, Cummins Engine Company, Irwin Union Bank and Trust Company Addition, Knights of Columbus Building, Museum of California, Power Center for the Performing Arts, University of Michigan, 35 West Wacker Drive Building, United Nations Development Hotel and Office Building, and the University of Massachusetts Fine Arts Center.


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