8. The Fundraising Party
Photo: Niko Tavernise/HBO
The Reardon School fundraiser takes place at One State Street. The main topic of gossip is the attendance of Elena while Jonathan leaves early to take care of a patient at the hospital. Elena cuts out early, and turns down Grace’s offer to take her car back home.
We see the lobby of the building as Grace and Jonathan enter. One State Street is meant to seem like an apartment building in The Undoing, with one of the families at the school loaning their apartment for the event. In real life, this is a 42-floor office building. It had a renovation in recent years, but in 2011, we were taken into a bizarre abandoned floor in the building that an artist had made his studio.