New York City’s iconic Four Seasons restaurant will close its doors after dinner service this Saturday, July 16.
The restaurant opened in 1959 in the Seagram Building on Manhattan’s East 52nd Street, and its design, courtesy of Seagram Building architects Philip Johnson and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, has remained virtually unchanged over the past 57 years. But sadly, Seagram Building landlord Aby Rosen has decided to renovate the space and bring a new restaurant in when the Four Seasons’ lease expires at the end of the month. (The Four Seasons will move to a new location on Park Avenue.)
But before the restaurant, with its custom Eero Saarinen-designed Tulip chairs, Philip Johnson-designed serving carts, and original suite of Barcelona seating (all that and more goes up for auction on July 26, if you have a few thousand dollars to spare) says goodbye, there is one thing left to do, and that is for a bunch of grown adults to drunkenly splash around in its shallow pool. Have it, grownups in fancy dinner dress!
Will never forget the endless lunches at the Four Seasons and the characters that made it all possible... "Beauty is the disinterested one, without which the ancient world refused to understand itself, a word which both imperceptibly and yet unmistakably has bid farewell to our new world, a world of interests, leaving it to its own avarice and sadness." Julian, Alex, and the whole family: Thank you. #CityHarvest #Dinner #poolroom #TheFourSeasons #Landmark #Emotion #ThankYou
Landlord/guy who is responsible for the restaurant closing Aby Rosen is hilariously peeved:
To be fair, if there’s anybody who would know about having no respect in conjunction with the Four Seasons, its Aby Rosen.
• Farewell to the Four Seasons [Curbed]