Talk:550 Madison Avenue

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It's better known by the original name, as most famous buildings are.

Uh the photo we currently use looks like it's of a different building this one: [1] which also is supposedly of the AT&T building. Can someone from NYC figure this out? Photo in the link is free to use on Wikipedia by the way. --W.marsh 00:50, 11 April 2007 (UTC)

  • I'm from New York, and I took the photograph. The Sony Building, formerly known as the AT&T Building, is the one shown on the page, designed by Philip Johnson, and is correct. The page needs to be moved to Sony Building. Wikipedia needs to keep current. Nobody calls the Metropolitan Life Building the Pan Am Building anymore. It's too POV to hang on to old names when they are no longer called that officially. --David Shankbone 02:09, 11 April 2007 (UTC)

W. marsh's one: [2] is what you might call an AT&T building (on W.B'way, in Tribeca), rather than the AT&T Building (at 57th and Madison). ShankBone is completely wrong: the Lever Building, McGraw-Hill Building, Woolworth Building, Chrysler Building are still all referred to using the name of the original tenant.--JO 24 (talk) 11:13, 19 January 2008 (UTC)

Page move[edit]

This building hasn't been called the AT&T Building for a long time. In five days time I will move it to Sony Building (New York City). Comments on this necessary move to an accurate name are welcome. --David Shankbone 15:37, 19 June 2007 (UTC)

it's the AT&T building. it always will be. if you attended any art history class in any university you'd realize that the corporate name is only important to the corporation. no one else gives a shit.

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This article was automatically assessed because at least one WikiProject had rated the article as stub, and the rating on other projects was brought up to Stub class. BetacommandBot 05:24, 10 November 2007 (UTC)


That's butt-ugly. (talk)

It's too bad the picture doesn't show the base of the building, because that is an important part of P.Johnson's idea for the composition of the facade.--JO 24 (talk) 11:18, 19 January 2008 (UTC)