Events October 2021

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Sixth Avenue Modern

October 24, 2021

Join John Arbuckle, President of DOCOMOMO US/ New York Tri-State, to explore an often-overlooked stretch of Manhattan on this Municipal Art Society in-person tour. Lined by International Style skyscrapers, Sixth Avenue north of Bryant Park is described in New York 1960 as “New York’s preeminent Modernist street.” Though sometimes maligned, it is arguably among the most notable sites of Modern planning and architecture in America. This tour will examine the avenue’s postwar architecture including: the iconic XYZ buildings, designed by Harrison, Abramovitz & Harris, featured on the cover of Delirious New York by Rem Koolhaas; Eero Saarinen’s CBS Building; the Time & Life Building; several works of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill; and numerous towers designed by Emery Roth & Sons. It will also visit public art by Tony Smith, Josef Albers & Jim Dine.

Sunday October 24, 1:00pm