AT&T Headquarters

This is an architectural model of the AT&T Headquarters building in New York City (currently Sony Tower), designed by Philip Johnson and John Burgee. I used SolidWorks and Adobe Illustrator to design parts for the model, and then laser-cut the parts out of Masonite. The model is held together with spray adhesive and wood glue.

Completed in 1984, the AT&T Headquarters Building stands as one of the first examples of Postmodernist architecture. The building incorporates many of the elements of a traditional modernist skyscraper, but contrasts them with ornamentation that references classical architecture. Though initially the building was considered to be controversial and adventuresome, critics now regard it as a typical example of current design aesthetics. The building exemplifies postmodernist ideals and sensibilities defining an important era of contemporary architecture.

Dimensions:  7.5” x 3.75” x 24”

Materials:  Masonite

Date:  Spring 2012