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This building caught my eye from the street as we left Chelsea Piers, New York, U.S.A. on a bus trip. I was not at all happy with the shots I took from the street, but at sunset, on the top deck of our ship, I turned around from looking at the setting sun and saw this!

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. It is included in a list of Landmark and Historical Buildings in New York.

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-storey structure.


Vanity Fair commented that the building is perhaps the world’s most attractive office building.


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  • itsallgoodamanda
    itsallgoodamandaover 3 years ago

    pretty cool Trish

  • Thanks Amanda!
    I was really pleased with this after my earlier efforts from the street :)

    – Trish Meyer

  • barnsis
    barnsisover 3 years ago

    Beautiful architecture, Excellent

  • Byron, thank you!
    It is an incredibly appealing building.

    – Trish Meyer

  • 1Nino
    1Ninoover 3 years ago

    Terrific viewing – Beautiful!….Tony

  • Thank you so much Tony!

    – Trish Meyer

  • helmutk
    helmutkover 3 years ago

    Wonderful work Trish !

  • Helmut, thank you so much!

    – Trish Meyer

  • Lilian Marshall
    Lilian Marshallover 3 years ago
    Just beautiful.
  • Thanks so much Lilian!

    – Trish Meyer

  • Antanas
    Antanasover 3 years ago

    very good

  • Antanas, thank you so much!

    – Trish Meyer

  • InPort
    InPortover 3 years ago

    G’day TRISH!

    Such subtle gradation of light and tones looks so attractive on the geometric surfaces displayed in the reflection.
    A good eye and a good shot!


  • Dennis, thank you so much for your lovely comments!
    I had spied the building earlier in the day, but the shots were no good from the street. I was on the top deck of our vessel at sunset and when I turned around … there it was for me :)

    – Trish Meyer

  • InPort
    InPortover 3 years ago

    SERENDIPITY Trish. 8-)

  • 8-)

    – Trish Meyer

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...over 3 years ago

    magnificent capture

  • Kathy, thank you!

    – Trish Meyer

  • Lance Leopold
    Lance Leopoldover 3 years ago

    What an unusual building,Trish,lovely reflected colors!!

  • It really stood out Lance … thanks so much for your comments and fave!!

    – Trish Meyer

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