Computer Art

Deutsche Bank Lobby


Carter B. Horsley

The Deutsche Bank Building to the east of the CBS Building between 52nd and 53rd Streets had until the late summer of 1997 the most glamorous lobby in midtown, lush reddish-gold mosaics with thin Byzantine-style columns and a great wall of windows overlooking a nice through-block park.  The lobby was infinitely better than the rest of the building, both designed by Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo & Associates.  Here, the lobby inspires its own, more appropriate building.  Incredibly the owners of the building reduced the lobby's height almost in half in late 1997 to create more office space and destroy the lobby's spectacular, cathedral ambiance.

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