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Archtober Building of the Day: Queens Theatre
When: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM MONDAY, OCTOBER 15
Where:14 United Nations Avenue South in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens
Queens Theatre is a place of reconnections, additions that build upon the playful circular geometries of the original 1964 World’s Fair complex designed by Philip Johnson. The new nebula room structure is a 600-person reception room for the Borough, standing on axis with the giant oval of Johnson’s New York State Pavilion. The new room is a transparent viewing pavilion from which to appreciate the park’s dreams of futures past, the Unisphere and the Johnson observatory towers and pavilions still in search of rescue. It is a party room for the Borough, whose rich materials and sunset colors are understood as festive by a wide cross-section of the 109 distinct cultures that are the glory of Queens.
A tour of Queens Theatre will be led by Sara Caples, AIA of Caples Jefferson Architects PC.
RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE IN ADVANCE. RSVP using the form at the right.
A program of Archtober, Architecture and Design Month New York City, October 2012.
Photo credit: Nic Lehoux
Event website: http://www.archtober.org