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Lower West Side Rebirth: New and Reused Architecture in the Former Printing District and Northern TriBeCa
AIA CES 2.5 LU | 2.5 HSW
When: 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM SUNDAY, MAY 14
Where: AIANY Tours
Meet near Franklin Street IRT 1 Station entrance kiosk to subway, across from Finn Square and between West Broadway and Varick St.
The historic Lower West Side of Manhattan includes the western section of the former Printing District, dubbed the “Glass Box District” of Hudson Square. Continuing below Canal Street, the tour enters TriBeCa and highlights contemporary construction both within and outside the jagged borders of the neighborhood’s disconnected historic districts.
Highlights include buildings by Winka Dubbledam of Archi-tectonics (497 Greenwich; 33 Vestry Street), Philip Johnson (Urban Glass House), Enrique Norten (1 York Street), Morris Adjmi (408 Greenwich), Dattner Architects (Manhattan Districts 1/2/5 Garage), and Herzog & De Meuron (57 Leonard). A few interiors will be visited, including the magnificent art deco lobby of the former AT&T building by artist Hildreth Meiere and the postmodern TriBeCa Grand Hotel lobby by Bill Sofield.
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.