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At least the Four Seasons pool is getting some use before the restaurant closes

Landlord Aby Rosen is not happy

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!

The last supper #fourseasonsrestaurant

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This will never happen again. #fourseasons #citymealsonwheels @danielboulud @_tfl_ #jeangeorges

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Landlord/guy who is responsible for the restaurant closing Aby Rosen is hilariously peeved:

Friday night , Disgrace and no respect from the tenant leaving

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To be fair, if there’s anybody who would know about having no respect in conjunction with the Four Seasons, its Aby Rosen.

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