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Calendar of Events: October 2013

Experience Modern architecture. Take a tour, view an exhibition, attend a lecture or otherwise connect with people equally captivated by the history and future of this period. Our online calendar highlights events related to Modern architecture in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, and occasionally further a field, presented by a wide-ranging roster of organizations.

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LocalTour Day

DOCOMOMO US Tour Day 2013

The seventh annual DOCOMOMO US Tour Day is Saturday October 5. DOCOMOMO chapters and affiliated groups across the country have planned 50 tours in 40 cities nationwide. The complete list of events for Tour Day weekend is now available More

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LocalTour and Symposium

New Canaan Modern House Day Tour + Symposium

The New Canaan Historical Society has an exciting day planned as part of its “Modern House Day Tour + Symposium” series. This year’s event, titled “A Modern Mix: Art + Architecture,” highlights art in Modern homes. Following a morning symposium, guests will venture out for guided tours of homes designed by Ulrich Franzen, Gates and Ford, Alan Goldberg, Landis Gores, John Johansen, Bimel Kehm, Hugh Smallen and Edward Durell Stone. More

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DOCOMOMO NY/TRIWalking Tour

East Midtown Modern At Risk

What is the Modern historic fabric of East Midtown? What may be lost if the proposed East Midtown Rezoning becomes a reality in its present form? The Grand Central District was redeveloped in two distinct phases over the course of the 20th-century. The Beaux-Arts inspired “Terminal City” rose over the rail yards in the two decades following the Terminal’s completion in 1913. The second phase followed World War II, when the area adjacent to Grand Central was transformed into the premier International Style district in the city. Explore this district with architectural historian John Kriskiewicz and discover the context of New York’s iconic 20th-century heart …and what is at risk. More

Lobby, 711 Third Avenue, William Lescaze, 1956, with Venetian tile mosaic by Hans Hoffman. photo: K. Randall
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DOCOMOMO NY/TRIRoundtable

Greening the Glass Box Roundtable—at APT Conference

The Association for Preservation Technology’s annual conference is in New York City this year (October 11–15) under the theme “Preserving the Metropolis.” The final day’s program includes a roundtable discussion with experts in the field to address urgent preservation and sustainability issues in East Midtown Manhattan. More

270 Park Avenue/Union Carbide Building, SOM (Gordon Bunshaft and Natalie de Bois), 1960. Lobby and plaza altered in 2011. Photos: Nina Rappaport.
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LocalFilm Festival

Architecture & Design Film Festival in New York

The Architecture & Design Film Festival is returning to the Tribeca Cinemas for its fifth season. This year’s line-up includes 25 films from 10 countries, accompanied by discussions with filmmakers, architects, designers, and industry leaders. The selected films in this year's five-day festival explore universal topics of scale, population, urban planning, and architecture. More

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DOCOMOMO NY/TRITour

United Nations Day Capital Master Plan Tour

Celebrate United Nations Day by visiting the United Nations Headquarters—the Archtober building of the day—and attending this private tour co-sponsored by DOCOMOMO NY/Tri-State and the AIA New York Chapter. Werner Schmidt, Public Information Officer of the United Nations Capital Master Plan will lead participants on an exploration of the United Nation’s architectural history. More

The UN Security Council Chamber, post renovation. photo: John Arbuckle
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DOCOMOMO NY/TRIBook Talk

Phyllis Lambert on Building Seagram

DOCOMOMO NY/Tri-state is proud be a co-sponsor of this evening event with Phyllis Lambert, Hon. FAIA. Hosted by the AIANY Oculus Committee, Lambert will present recent book Building Seagram. The presentation will be followed by a conversation with Barry Bergdoll, the Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design at MoMA. More

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LocalExhibition

June 9, 2013

A Snapshot of Mid-Century Architecture in New Canaan

Pedro E. Guerrero is best known as Frank Lloyd Wright’s official photographer, but he also documented work by many of the most iconic mid-century architects. A long-time New Canaan resident, Guerrero photographed houses by Frank Lloyd Wright, Philip Johnson, and Edward Durell Stone, among others. A collection of his work will be on display in the New Canaan Historical Society’s new exhibit, “Pedro E. Guerrero: Photographs of Modern Life.” More

Continuing this month

LocalFilm Festival

October 16, 2013

Architecture & Design Film Festival in New York

The Architecture & Design Film Festival is returning to the Tribeca Cinemas for its fifth season. This year’s line-up includes 25 films from 10 countries, accompanied by discussions with filmmakers, architects, designers, and industry leaders. The selected films in this year's five-day festival explore universal topics of scale, population, urban planning, and architecture. More

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