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Sat 05.20.2017

Modern FiDi: Expanding and Renovating the Financial District

AIA CES 2.5 LU | 2.5 HSW

When: 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM SATURDAY, MAY 20

Where: AIANY Tours   

Meet at Wall Street & Broadway in front of Trinity Church

While the Financial District is widely known for its historic architecture, it also boasts a variety of distinctive Modern buildings, many of them linked to urban design initiatives of the 1960s and ‘70s. The tour will focus on “Skid(more) Row” (Chase Manhattan Plaza, 140 Broadway and One Liberty Plaza) and the Water Street corridor, once planned to be the route of the Second Avenue Subway. Adaptive reuse of older structures will also be discussed.

Highlights include buildings by SOM, Pei Cobb Freed, Kevin Roche, Philip Johnson, Davis Brody, Tsao & McKown, and Frederic Schwartz, among others. Downtown Manhattan’s signature spires of the 1930s will also be viewed en route.

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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