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2.5 LU / 2.5 HSW

Meet inside the atrium space of the Philip Morris building, SW corner of 42nd Street and Park Avenue.


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 Ennead Architects, Michael Graves, Renzo Piano, Christian de Portzamparc, Gwathmey Siegel, Kohn Pedersen Fox, and Davis Brody Bond are highlighted on this corridor and adjacent blocks.    


This tour examines urban design and architectural issues including NYC 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: Joseph 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.

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As a reminder, AIA National policy requires participants to attend the entire educational portion of an event to receive continuing education credits.

Organized by
AIANY Architecture Tour Committee
Saturday, 9/22
10:30am to 1pm
SW corner of 42nd Street and Park Avenue; meet inside the atrium space of the Philip Morris Building
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