Join AIANY tour guide Joseph Lengeling, AIA, for an armchair tour of the recent proliferation of supertall office and residential towers on the New York skyline.
For the greater part of the 19th century, New York was arguably the center of the world in the development of the skyscraper typology; whenever the newest, tallest skyscraper appeared in New York it was simultaneously the tallest building in the world. Today, although Asia and the Middle East make claims to these superlatives, New York has a total of 12 “supertall” towers—50 percent of those found in the United States. Don’t miss this one-hour virtual tour exploring the development of the skyscraper in New York; the impacts that geography, marketing, codes and zoning have on skyscraper development, and the local real estate market that drives these building heights (and prices) ever skyward.
About Your Guide: Joseph Lengeling, AIA
As an architect who has practiced for over 35 years with several larger well-known firms in New York, Joseph Lengeling now gives AIANY walking tours and the signature AIANY Around Manhattan boat tour. His tours weave lively observations of history, biography, design, and current events. Lengeling is a licensed architect and licensed NYC sightseeing guide.
AIA New York
Saturday, 10/24, 12pm - 1pm
AIANY Member: Free
AIA Member (not AIANY): $5
Student with Valid .edu Email Address: Free
General Public: $10
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