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IAC InterActivecorp Headquarters
Gehry Partners, LLP

June 25, 2007 /

New York, NY, USA

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The "white" glass, etched with a white pattern, gives the appearance of a tall ship in full sail.

Located in the West Chelsea neighborhood of New York City, across from the Chelsea Piers and entertainment complex, The building is the NYC flagship building for the company.

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The new IAC headquarters is a nine-story concrete tower with a sculpted glass facade. The glass facade of the concrete structure is insulated with a special coating that has patterned ceramic particles imbedded in it to improve energy efficiency.

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The building's diagonal walls, tilted columns and irregular spaces allow for varied configurations and open-plan offices.   A courtyard outside the building lobby was designed as a venue for events. 

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To reduce the overall scale Frank Gehry has broken the building down into 5 individual modules and set back the three upper penthouse towers to allow for rooftop terraces. Each of the modules, stacked in two tiers, is formed by giving a five-story rectangular solid a one-quarter twist. The edges of the rectangles become curves.

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The new IAC headquarters was developed by IAC in partnership with Georgetown Company, a privately held diversified real estate company based in Manhattan.

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Sketch courtesy Gehry Partners, LLP

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Penthouse Level

Facts about IAC InterActivecorp Headquarters

Site Area:

29,380 ft2

Total area:

130,000 ft2

Architect:
Gehry Partners, LLP

Design Manager:

Frank Gehry

Design partner:

Craig Webb

Project Architect:

John Bowers

Project Team:

Judith Mussel
Gregory Kromhout
Tadao Shimuzu
Danelle Brisco
Michael Sims
Eric Jones
Diego Petrate
Derek Sola

Last updated: December 19, 2013

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