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On Sunday October 16, DOCOMOMO New York/Tri-State teamed up with Open House New York (OHNY) and the co-op board of Kips Bay Towers to host a tour event at Kips Bay Towers as part of the 9th Annual OHNY Weekend. This year’s event–DOCOMOMO’s third OHNY at Kips Bay–drew 115 people to the site for tours. ... MORE

On Sunday October 9, a capacity group of 54 participants enjoyed New York/Tri-State’s contribution to the DOCOMOMO US 2011 Tour Day, an examination of Roosevelt Island. This sliver of land in New York’s East River was identified in 1969 as the location for an unprecedented “new town in town”—the most ambitious effort of the New York State Urban Development Corporation.... MORE

Top: Façade, Roosevelt Landing, originally known as Eastwood; middle: Marianne Russem and John Morris Dixon talk with tour participants on the plaza of Rivercross cooperative (Johansen & Bhavnani, 1975); bottom: Tour participants explore Roosevelt Landing complex designed by Sert, Jackson & Associates, 1976.