Not that I was a regular by any stretch of the wallet but knowing the Four Seasons was due to close I just had to go there for one last Old Fashioned. Which soon turned into glasses of champagne at the farewell party in the Pool Room . . . a long story but no use turning away from good research when presented on a platter and so my summer evening stretched into the late night of fond farewell to the mid-century modern cherry on the midtown New York cake.
Opening in 1959 it made it all the way to summer 2016. I walked past there the other night where the interior is now a building site as new management does whatever to create whatever in the landmarked space while all the original furniture, tableware, glasses etc etc were sold at auction. An incredible collection of mid-century design royalty shattered and long-term staff to find new jobs.
These photos are a mix of iPhone and Fuji.