The IAC Building, InterActiveCorp's headquarters located at 550 West 18th Street on the corner of Eleventh Avenue in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City, is a Frank Gehry-designed building that was completed in 2007.
Reminiscent of several other Gehry designs, the building appears to consist of two major levels: a large base of twisted tower-sections packed together like the cells of a bee hive, with a second bundle of lesser diameter sitting on top of the first. The cell units have the appearance of sails skinned over the skeleton of the building. The overall impression is of two very tall stories, which belies its actual 10-story structure. Vanity Fair commented that the building is perhaps the world's most attractive office building.
I took this photo from High Line Park.
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siudzi (31831) 2013-04-01 6:51
This building has so unique design that it's really hard to understand the view you have cropped! Brilliant image! Very well seen and done. Thanks for sharing!
Fis2 (81546) 2013-04-01 8:35
A very interesting building.
Good POV and composition.
Very impressive picture.
worldcitizen (6415) 2013-04-01 11:00
Another nice crop and close-up view from the Highline. I think you could easily make a theme just photographing the buildings in that area. I like this Gehry creation; the interesting shapes and all of the lines are so modern and eye-catching.
ourania (25618) 2013-04-01 12:39
I love and admire Frank Gehry's architecture and like your picture very much. You have isolated an elegant and eloquent detail for your composition and made the rhythm and dynamism of the architecture work superbly in the tight frame. The playful geometry and the alternating bright and dark monochromatic tones are very attractive. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely month,
lousat (71485) 2013-04-01 14:04
Hi Andre,this builiding is a great opportunity for the photographers,a magnificent way to take the details of this original facade,there is a magic light inside taken whit a very professional exposure,very nice 3D effect too.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
PaulVDV (20233) 2013-04-01 14:22
Wonderful composition of lines and shapes.
Best regards, Paul
Cricri (100451) 2013-04-02 10:40
J'aime l'originalité du batiment, l'effet graphique, le jeu ombre et de lumière , superbe réalisation
Graal (95107) 2013-04-02 11:08
unusual modern architecture. Good shot and presentation here. Amazing reflections and geometric lines. Well done photo.
Have a nice evening.
macjake (51476) 2013-04-07 21:33
yes, HERE we have the IAC building. a fascinating subject while walking the High Line.
the glass surface looks so smooth, and has wicked shades of purple, grey, blue, and white.
love this shot, love the building!
Noel_Byrne (20169) 2013-04-23 3:22
You have a great eye for architecture, and this is another wonderful shot. There is a great sense of Gehry to this, with the fluid motion of the building, and how its square and twisted. I love the color effect to the finish of it too, it gives the appearance of being a metallic liquid. Beautiful shot, and great presentation of its unique design.
All the best
- Copyright: Andre Bonavita (bona) (12201)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-08-03
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T3i, Canon EF 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/1000 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: New York City
- Theme(s): Modern Buildings [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-04-01 5:12