Park Avenue Modern Architecture: In honor of Ada Louise Huxtable's Walking Tours
March 21, 2020
Visit some of New York’s most iconic works of Modern architecture and learn about the evolution of Park Avenue on a tour organized by the Municipal Art Society of New York. The seminal Seagram Building (1958), designed by Mies van der Rohe (1886–1969) with Philip Johnson (1906–2005), was described by the critic Herbert Muschamp as “the millennium’s most important building.” Lever House (1952) and the former Pepsi-Cola Building (1960) are two of the most notable and elegant designs of Pritzker laureate Gordon Bunshaft (1909–1990) of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. The tour, led by DOCOMOMO US New York/Tri-State President John Arbuckle, also considers lesser known Modern buildings and significant contemporary projects such as Rafael Viñoly’s controversial 432 Park Avenue (2016) and 425 Park Avenue (2020) by Foster + Partners.
The route will follow a tour from Ada Louise Huxtable’s guide “Four Walking Tours of Modern Architecture in New York City,” jointly published by the Municipal Art Society and the Museum of Modern Art in 1961.
Saturday March 21, 2:00 - 4:00pm
Details & registration
Week of March 15th
21Park Avenue Modern Architecture: In honor of Ada Louise Huxtable's Walking Tours