IESE New York Center
In 2010, IESE inaugurated a new executive education center located in midtown Manhattan.
Located at 165 W 57th Street, the newly refurbished building was originally designed to showcase the arts. Built in 1916 and located across the street from Carnegie Hall, it was commissioned by Louis H. Chalif (1876–1948) from the brother architects George and Henry Boehm to house his dance studio and the Normal School of Dancing. The design called for an asymmetrical facade with motifs inspired by the Italian Renaissance and Mannerism periods. It was to feature tan-gray colored brick laid in a diamond pattern and polychrome terracotta with classical and theatrical references that adorn the upper stories of the building.
In 2007, the building was chosen to be IESE Business School's new home in North America: the IESE New York Center. The building's facade has been preserved, while the interior – with 25,000 square feet (2,300 m2) of space on six floors – has been transformed into a state-of-the-art learning environment. The center will feature multi-functional spaces for breakout sessions, food services, working spaces for staff and research assistants, two large amphitheater-style classrooms, offices and a chapel.
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