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Lower West Side Rebirth: New and Reused Architecture in the Former Washington Market Area and Southern TriBeCa
AIA CES 2.5 LU | 2.5 HSW
When: 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM SUNDAY, MAY 7
Where: AIANY Tours
Meet on NW corner of Vesey Street and Broadway
The historic “Lower West Side” of Manhattan is reborn as a residential neighborhood with contemporary architecture interspersed among its industrial warehouse fabric. Learn about the Washington Street Urban Renewal Plan of the 1960s that helped transform the former Washington Market area into apartment and commercial towers. Discover new construction in and around the four TriBeCa historic districts.
Highlights include buildings by SOM, Richard Dattner, Gruzen Samton, and Robert A.M. Stern Architects. Significant art deco, cast iron, and landmark structures will be viewed, including works by Ralph Walker, Cass Gilbert, and James Bogardus. The tour will also visit the TriBeCa section of Hudson River Park, designed by landscape architects Mathews Nielsen.
Tours will run rain or shine. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour start time. Registration is limited to 15; walk-ups are not guaranteed a spot on the tour. Some tours utulizie VOX amplification systems, and so attendees are welcome to bring their personal earbuds.
Guide: Scott Cook
Organized by: AIANY Architecture Tour Committee
Price: $20 for AIA members and students with valid ID; $30 for general public
AIANY and the AIANY Architecture Tour Committee and its tour guides will not be held liable and assume no responsibility for any injury or loss incurred by participants in these programs. Walking tours endorse the initiatives of FitCity - promoting physical activity through design.