ASSA ABLOY at IAC’s Headquarters


The Manhattan skyline now bears the unmistakable markings of Architect Frank Gehry with the 2007 completion of the new IAC InterActiveCorp headquarters building.

Located near the banks of the Hudson River in the vibrant Chelsea neighborhood, the IAC building features the distinct Gehry nonlinear design elements that set his buildings apart from the traditional rectangular form. The IAC headquarters is the first Gehry-designed building to be constructed in New York City.

The wavy facade of the building—created by sloped concrete columns and cold-warped glass—gives the appearance of a large ship sailing in the Hudson. This unique building design, IAC proudly boasts on its corporate website, serves as a visual tribute to the innovation and creativity that are hallmarks of the companies within, including, the Home Shopping Network, Ticketmaster and

Inside the building, the architectural ingenuity continues all the way to the approximately 700 openings equipped with doorway solutions from ASSA ABLOY. The doorways consist of CURRIES doors and frames, FOLGER ADAM electric strikes, McKINNEY hinges, RIXSON pivots and floor closers and SARGENT locks and hardware.

Hidden below the surface of these openings and out of sight to everyone but the installer is the ASSA ABLOY ElectroLynx wiring system. Each of the doorway components—the door, frame, hinges and pivots, electric strikes and locks—came prewired with Molex connectors that plug-in to one another creating a fully hardwired opening with little effort.

This sensible solution makes connecting an opening clean and easy. The plugs and wiring are concealed within the components to preserve the aesthetics of the opening and facilitate future hardware changes.