Created By: Matt Postal
The mid-block Paley Center (originally the Museum of Televison + Radio) was designed by Philip Johnson (with John Burgee). Completed in 1991, it is named for the founder of CBS Television, William S. Paley. The 16-story limestone exterior has a slightly cartoonish air (particularly the arched portal) and is one of Johnson's lesser works. The center also operates a Los Angeles branch, designed by another New York architect, Richard Meier.
This point of interest is part of the tour: Post-Modern Manhattan: West 50s + 60s