After last year's Picasso Curtain debacle, it should come as no surprise that Seagram Building landlord Aby Rosen is charging ahead with plans to remodel the building's iconic Philip Johnson-designed Four Seasons restaurant without the knowledge of the restaurant's owners. The Post reports that Rosen plans on sprucing up the landmarked interiors' walls and carpet and on installing new electrics, plumbing, and kitchen equipment.
If approved by the Landmarks Preservation Commission, the avid art collector also plans on hanging some of his famed acquisitions on the walls of the famed power lunch destination. Rosen will retain, as is required under landmarks law, the building's pool and mezzanine. He will present plans for the remodel to Manhattan Community Board 5's landmarks committee today.
· What's changing at the Four Seasons Restaurant [NYP via Eater]
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· All Four Seasons Restaurant coverage [Curbed]