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2018-04-15 10:30:002018-04-15 13:00:00America/New_YorkBattery Park City: Creating a New NeighborhoodMeet at the portal of Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park (between Bat
Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park 20 Battery Place New York NY 10280
Apr 15, 2018
2.5 LU / 2.5 HSW
Meet at the portal of Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park (between Battery Park and the Museum of Jewish Heritage).
After more than four decades of planning and construction, Battery Park City has been built out, following a master plan by Cooper, Eckstut and Associates. Learn about the area’s urban planning and discover its distinctive residential neighborhoods, distinguished parks and plazas, public art works, and signature commercial center.
Highlights include Brookfield Place and Wintergarden (Cesar Pelli), Goldman Sachs Headquarters (Pei Cobb Freed), Museum of Jewish Heritage (Kevin Roche), Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park (Olin with Machado & Silvetti), Teardrop Park (Michael Van Valkenburgh), South Cove Plaza and the Irish Hunger Memorial (1100 Architect). We will examine schools by Cooper Robertson and Dattner Architects and residential towers by a host of architects, including Pelli Clarke Pelli, Gruzen Samton, Ennead Architects, Ulrich Franzen, Robert A. M. Stern and Charles Moore.
Tours will run rain or shine. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour start time. Registration is limited to 15; walk-ups are not guaranteed a spot on the tour. Some tours utilize VOX amplification systems; attendees are welcome to bring their personal earbuds.
Guide: Kyle Johnson AIA
AIANY and the AIANY Architecture Tour Committee and its tour guides will not be held liable and assume no responsibility for any injury or loss incurred by participants in these programs. Walking tours endorse the initiatives of FitCity—promoting physical activity through design.
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