The Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation (USA) is housed in the Olympic Tower on Fifth Avenue, in the heart of midtown New York in proximity to MOMA, Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick's Cathedral and Radio City Music Hall. The Olympic Tower was built in 1976 and combines offices, shops and luxury apartments in the same building. The Onassis Cultural Center is located in the Olympic Tower, and the ground floor Atrium with its unique waterfall includes the Atrium Café and the Hellenic Museums Shop.
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The Atrium Café
The Atrium Café, located in the Olympic Tower Atrium, is an elegant European-Style café with a nuance of Greek flavor in its menu. The Atrium Café, located in the heart of New York City, is the perfect place for business meetings, a rest from sightseeing, or the place to host your next event.
The Onassis Cultural Center
The Onassis Cultural Center is the main exhibition space of the Foundation located in the Olympic Tower. The Onassis Cultural Center, opened in fall 2000, carries out the mission of the Onassis Foundation (USA) by presenting cultural and artistic activities concerning ancient, Byzantine and modern Hellenic civilization. The Onassis Cultural Center's programs include:
The Parthenon Marble Casts Collection
On display in the Atrium of the Olympic Tower is The Parthenon Marbles Cast Collection of the City College of New York. The collection was acquired in 1852 and was one of the first sets of Parthenon marbles casts to come to the United States. Although not complete, the casts served an important educational function in the C.C.N.Y. art department's studio and art history classes for more than one hundred years. In 1992 they were placed in storage, awaiting necessary restoration.