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Sun 06.11.2017

Roosevelt Island: 1970s "New Town In Town" to FDR Four Freedoms Park

AIA CES: 2.5 LU | 2.5 HSW

When: 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM SUNDAY, JUNE 11

Where: AIANY Tours   

Meet at Roosevelt Island Tram Station on Roosevelt Island

View a sampling of buildings from four centuries on the island formerly known as Blackwell’s Island, later Welfare Island and since 1973 Roosevelt Island—planned by Philip Johnson & John Burgee—culminating in the recently completed FDR Four Freedoms Park designed by Louis Kahn in 1973. Other highlights include the restored Blackwell farmhouse and Good Shepherd Chapel, James Renwick’s Smallpox Hospital ruins, 1970s UDC housing by Johansen & Bhavnani and Sert, Jackson & Associates, and recent housing by Gruzen Samton, among other works.

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 utilize VOX amplification systems; attendees are welcome to bring their personal earbuds.

Guide: Kyle Johnson, AIA

Organized by: AIANY Architecture Tour Committee

Price: $20 for AIA members and students with valid ID; $30 for general public

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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.

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