President of RFR Holding, 390 Park Ave.
To design an office suite for his real-estate development company, located in Lever House, Aby Rosen hired the building’s original architects: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. He took the corner office, with its massive terrace and view of the Seagram Building—his other marquee property. Rosen, who clashed with Upper East Siders about his 2006 proposal for a glass skyscraper, embraces conflict. This is illustrated by the two jarring Warhols in his office; one is of Russell Means, the Native American who led the 1970 takeover of Mount Rushmore; the other, a great big handgun. “The gun is such a cliché of American violence, I think it’s very soothing,” says Rosen.
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