SoHo: New architectural interventions in a Historic District
Apr 14, 2018
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2018-04-14 10:30:002018-04-14 12:30:00America/New_YorkSoHo: New architectural interventions in a Historic DistrictMeet at the Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place.
Center for Architecture 536 LaGuardia Place New York NY 10012
Apr 14, 2018
2.0 LU / 2.0 HSW
Meet at the Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place.
The SoHo-Cast Iron Historic District, created in 1973, is dominated by innovative and remarkably intact mid-19th century architecture. Originally designed for both commercial and manufacturing uses, most of these building have been adapted for residential use. Over the last 2 decades a number of entirely new buildings have been approved by the Landmarks Preservation Commission as “appropriate” for inclusion within the district. This tour looks at these very recent buildings as well as significant historic sites to examine a range of design strategies, some highly contextual others more interpretive, for historic districts.
The following recent and historic buildings are included among many others: Scholastic Building by Aldo Rossi, 40 Mercer by Jean Nouvel, 529 Broadway by BKSK, 27 Wooster by KPF, 150 Wooster by KUB, 139 Wooster by Beyer Blinder Belle, XOCO 325 by DDG, the 1857 cast iron Haughwout Building, the meticulously restored 101 Spring Street (Judd Foundation), 180-182 Broadway by Richard Morris Hunt and the 1904 Little Singer Building by Ernest Flagg.
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: Arthur Platt 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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