Iwalked New York City's Sony Building - Along our Upper Midtown audio tour, IWalked shares the tale of a number of well recognized skyscrapers along Midtown’s skyline including the Sony Building. This 647 foot tower surprisingly only has thirty-seven stories and was designed by famed architect Philip Johnson in 1984. Johnson, who also designed the nearby Seagram Building, was a surprising selection since technically he was not even amongst the twenty-five firms which originally submitted proposals. It wasn’t until later that Johnson was eventually convinced to provide a delinquent submission which was embraced and selected. Johnson’s most recognizable element on the building is often coined its “Chipendale” top. Chipendale is a reference to Thomas Chipendale, a former London furniture designer noted for topping his works with a central opening.
|New York City's Sony Building|
Inside of the building Sony maintains an interactive museum known as the Sony Wonder Technology Lab. The hands-on museum provides an opportunity for kids and adults alike to explore technology in creative ways. The Lab is open Tuesday-Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.and admission is free.
- Website: http://sonywondertechlab.com/
- Address:550 Madison Avenue, New York City, NY
- Cost: Free.
- Hours: Tues-Sat 9:30 am – 5:30 pm