skidmoreowingsmerrill Thanks to everyone who has already participated in the #SOM80 photo contest! Through August 31st, you have a chance to be featured on our feed by tagging your Instagram photos of SOM projects with #SOM80. You’ll also be entered to win two great books on architecture. This photograph of the W.R. Grace Building in New York was made by @sean.perry. Adjacent to @bryantparknyc and @nypl, the sloping tower was completed in 1972 and designed to elegantly meet city zoning requirements, which only allowed for a straight-walled tower on 40 percent of the site. Of the design, SOM’s Gordon Bunshaft said: “we got the idea that instead of going up straight on the property line and then setting back...we would keep reducing the floors as we went up, on a curved line from the second floor.” For #SOM80 photography ideas, visit the photo map in our profile, or click on the link to browse our website.

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