Meet at the Washington Square Arch in Washington Square Park.
With a wealth of impressive NYC architecture to explore, it is hard to know where to begin. Look no further than AIANY’s new tour: Architecture Power Hour: Exploring the Washington Square Neighborhood.
The one-hour walking tour, led by expert AIANY guides, begins at the Washington Square Arch, a Roman-inspired marble monument from NYC’s Gilded Age. The route then heads South to explore various buildings, many of which are owned by NYU. Throughout, we’ll explore the basics of design vocabulary and architectural styles, concluding at I.M. Pei’s Silver Towers and Picasso’s concrete Sylvette sculpture. This power hour will expose you to a variety of architectural movements, including Greek Revival, City Beautiful, and Modernism while also exploring the sites of key land use battles during the City’s urban renewal period.
Guests are encouraged to conclude their tour with a visit to the adjacent Center for Architecture, the leading cultural venue for architecture and the built environment in New York City. And if one hour leaves you wanting more, AIANY offers over 20 different regularly-scheduled walking tours of NYC’s neighborhoods and urban spaces. Visit our website for the latest schedule and for additional details.
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.
AIANY Guide: Tim Hayduk
Please Note: AIANY cannot be held liable and assumes no responsibility for any injury or loss incurred by participants in these programs.
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