Time & Life Building

I was wandering down Bond Street on Saturday morning trying to remember why the Time & Life Building is regarded as of such significance.   Part of it, of course, is the presence of four grand abstract sculptures by Henry Moore set into the wall to the side of the building:-


The rest of the building is a rather bland and neutral American-style, postwar office block:-


That is precisely its significance:  that it was built with dollars in the early 1950s as a mark of Anglo-American friendship, designed by Michael Rosenauer, a fashionable Austrian architect who was a friend of Oliver Messel and worked for Cecil Beaton before the war.   The interiors were by Hugh Casson and Misha Black.


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