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4/14/19, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Southeast corner of Delancey Street and Norfolk Street
2.0 LU / 2.0 HSW

Explore the Lower East Side, at one time the nation’s most active portal for immigrants and home to an eclectic mix of architectural styles. This neighborhood was immortalized in Jacob Riis’ 1889 How the Other Half Lives, which documented the slum conditions that prompted citywide social reform.  Join us as we explore an area undergoing dramatic transformation with an influx of contemporary art galleries and the construction of Essex Crossing, a mixed-use development with buildings by SHoP Architects, Beyer Blinder Belle, Handel Architects, and CetraRuddy. We’ll examine Queen Anne former tenements, Federal-style homes, modernist cooperative housing, Gothic revival churches, Brutalist schools, and ornate synagogues. Plus, we’ll discuss the rapid gentrification that prompted the National Trust for Historic Preservation to place the neighborhood on its list of America’s Most Endangered Places in 2008.

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.

This tour will be led by guest guide Michael Sutton, AIA.

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Organized by
AIA New York
4/14/19, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Southeast corner of Delancey Street and Norfolk Street
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