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Events August 2015

LocalWalking Tour

Midtown Modernism(s): Park Avenue Corridor

August 29, 2015

It’s no secret (to the DOCOMOMO crowd, at least) that Midtown Manhattan is a trove of noteworthy Modern architecture. This AIA NY walking tour, led by DOCOMOMO NY/Tri-state board member Kyle Johnson, covers many of the distinctive buildings and interiors that define the area, starting with Art Deco stand outs and moving to well-known sites such as the Lever House and the Seagram Building. This densely packed tour of Midtown’s multiple modernisms is rounded out by “vernacular” Modern office buildings by Emery Roth and others and a sampling of late Modern and Postmodern designs by Edward Larrabee Barnes, Philip Johnson, and I. M. Pei.

Saturday August 29, 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
Meet at the southeast corner of Park Avenue & 47th St
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Ford Foundation, Kevin Roche and John Dinkeloo, 1963-1968.

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