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Rockefeller University: A Walking Tour

November 10, 2013

Founded by John D. Rockefeller Sr. in 1901 as the first biomedical research center in America, Rockefeller University expanded its mission from public health concerns to include graduate education, becoming one of the foremost scientific institutions in the world. So too has the campus architecture evolved, from the neo-Classical forms of York & Sawyer to the mid-century Modernism of Harrison & Abramovitz. The university continues to develop, with a proposal to cantilever a new building over the FDR Drive. Led by architectural historian and DOCOMOMO NY/Tri-State board member John Kriskiewicz, the past, present and future of this eminent Upper East Side institution will be revealed in this rare campus tour, presented by the Friends of the Upper East Side.

Sunday November 10, 1:00pm
Tour begins at main entrance, E. 66th Street and York Avenue
Friends of UES members $10/non-members $15
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Caspary Auditorium, Rockefeller University, Harrison & Abramovitz, 1958


Week of November 10th