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Events November 2013

LocalWalking Tour

Midtown Manhattan: Modernism Evolving—East 42nd St, the United Nations and Vicinity

November 9, 2013

With DOCOMOMO NY/Tri’s own Kyle Johnson as your guide, view some of Midtown’s most distinctive buildings and interiors in this two-part tour on November 9 and November 16. Featured stops on the first tour range from the Art Deco Chrysler and Chanin Buildings and Raymond Hood’s Daily News Building to the groundbreaking United Nations headquarters and Kevin Roche’s Ford Foundation and UN Plaza buildings. Also included are less-known structures such as the Japan Society and William Lescaze’s pioneering 1934 home and office, as well as buildings by Harrison & Abramovitz, Gwathmey Siegel, and I. M. Pei. Presented by AIA-NY.

Saturday November 9, 10:30am–1:00pm
Tour begins at Park Avenue and 42nd Street, across from Grand Central Terminal
AIA Members $20/non-members $30
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Ford Foundation Headquarters, Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Assoc., 1963–1968. photo: K. Randall
Japan Society, Junzo Yoshimura & George Shimamoto, 1971. photo: Wikipedia Commons


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