9. Frank Gehry’s IAC Building
Just south of Jean Nouvel’s residences sits Frank Gehry’s IAC Building, which has often been likened to a ship setting sail and was featured in our article about Nautical Architecture in New York City. It is an excellent example of the way an architect like Gehry takes inspiration from the building’s surroundings when designing. Just behind the IAC Building, you can see the Met Life Tower, which was inspired by the San Marco Campanile in Venice, another city that lives and breathes on the water.