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Archtober—a month of architecture and design

September 21, 2013

Archtober, New York City’s month long architecture and design festival, is just around the corner. Billed as “31 days, 100+ways” to celebrate design in NYC, Archtober offers tours, films, lectures and exhibitions that focus on the importance of architecture and design in everyday life. “Building of the Day” selections range from Shake Shack to The Whitney Museum of American Art to Sunset Park Materials Recycling Center, each with an architect-led tour on its appointed day.

DOCOMOMO New York/Tri-State is one of Archtober’s 50 participating organizations and is co-sponsoring two events with AIA NY Chapter. Modern enthusiasts can take advantage of these and many other events that spotlight Modern movement architecture. And in case you’re wondering, it’s Archtober (ärk’tōbər) and here is the full calendar.

United Nations Day Capital Master Plan Tour
October 24, 1:00–2:00pm
Explore the U.N. architectural history with a tour highlighting the recent renovation of the Secretariat and the historic renovation of the Conference Building’s three chambers.

Phyllis Lambert on Building Seagram
October 28, 6:00–8:00pm
Learn the history behind the Seagram Building from Phyllis Lambert, who was instrumental in the design and execution of this Modern landmark. Lambert’s presentation of her recent book “Building Seagram” will be followed by a conversation with Barry Bergdoll, of MoMA.