American modernism movement started as a required response to understanding the reality and the world in fast industrialised world. Being influenced by cultures from all over the world the culture, arts and music was changing. Jazz can be counted as prime example of the movement.
Along a stretch of Midtown Manhattan streets less than a mile in length stand some of the most important buildings in the country. In this compact area, the world's most influential architects gave birth to American Modernism, built its undisputed triumphs, and sang its swan songs.