Hoffman Auto Showroom

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The Hoffman Auto Showroom was a automobile dealership at 430 Park Avenue, New York City. Designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright for notable European importer Max Hoffman in 1954, the glass and steel 3,600-square-foot (330 m2) space was located on the ground floor of an office tower located between East 55th and 56th Streets. It was dominated by a sloping capable of displaying up to five automobiles.

Hoffmann, the son of a Vienna Rolls-Royce dealer, had intended to use it for his Jaguar dealership. However, by its completion he had moved on to Mercedes Benz and a large model of a leaping jaguar had to be sent back to Coventry.[1][2]

In early April 2013, the building's owners, Midwood Investment & Management and Oestreicher Properties, demolished the showroom to make way for a TD Bank branch office.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ William Allin Storrer (2002). The Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright: A Complete Catalog. University of Chicago Press. p. 384. 
  2. ^ Arlene Sanderson (2001). Wright Sites: A Guide to Frank Lloyd Wright Public Places. Princeton Architectural Press. p. 88. 
  3. ^ Allison Meier (April 16, 2013). "Frank Lloyd Wright’s auto showroom is no more". Hyperallergic. Retrieved June 4, 2013. 

Coordinates: 40°45′39″N 73°58′18″W / 40.7609°N 73.9716°W / 40.7609; -73.9716