KONG HAS CLIMBED TO THE TOP OF LEVER HOUSE!
Kong does not always pick magnificent or awe-inspiring buildings to climb. Sometimes he likes to climb undistinguished Bauhaus-influenced glass boxes. Like this one. Since Lever House was built in 1952, so many other boxes exactly like it -- but taller -- have surrounded it, that now the owners wish they could tear it down and build something 20 storeys higher, for the extra rentable office space.
But they can't. It's now a historical and architectural landmark, and can never be torn down.
Lever House, designed by Gordon Bunshaft of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill and located at 390 Park Avenue in New York City, is the quintessential and seminal glass box International Style skyscraper. It is the second curtain wall skyscraper in New York City, after the Secretariat Building at the United Nations Headquarters. The building features an innovative courtyard and public space. Most of the headquarters of the corporations on and around Park Avenue adopted this style of building.
The Lever House was built in 1951-1952 to be the American headquarters of the British soap company Lever Brothers.