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2.0 LU / 2.0 HSW

Meet at SW corner of 42nd Street and Park Avenue under the arcade of the Philip Morris Building.

Between the exuberant clock on the façade of Grand Central Terminal and the modern interpretation of time on the façade at the end of Park Avenue South lies an encyclopedia of the architecture of New York City. James Renwick Jr. and Stanford White prominently represent the 19th century, while projects by Cass Gilbert, Ely Jacques Kahn, and Harvey Wiley Corbett ushered in the first forty years of the 20th century.  Contemporary work by Ulrich Franzen, Ennead Architects, Michael Graves, Renzo Piano, Pelli Clarke Pelli, Christian de Portzamparc, Gwathmey Siegel, Davis Brody Bond, and SOM are highlighted on this corridor and adjacent blocks.    

 

This tour examines several urban and architectural issues including zoning, the Manhattan grid, bonus plazas, Class A and Class B office buildings, and façade organizing principles.  

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: Joe Lengeling 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.

Organized by
AIANY Architecture Tours Committee
Saturday, 4/28
11am to 1pm
Location
Philip Morris Building
Price
Member: $15
General Public: $25
Student with Valid ID: $15
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