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Le Corbusier/New York - United Nations Headquarters Architectural Tours
AIA CES 8.5 LU over the course of the two-day symposium
When: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM SUNDAY, JUNE 9
Where: At The Center
The tour portions of this event are sold out. Participants may still register for the Saturday lectures at the Center for Architecture, which include breakfast and lunch. See below for more details.
This is the second day of the two-day international symposium. Please click here for information on the first day.
Held in conjunction with MoMA’s exhibition Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes, “Le Corbusier/New York” is a two-day international symposium that will examine this world-renowned French architect's ideas on the city before and after his first trip to the United States, along with his influence on generations of American architects.
The journey through Le Corbusier’s work will begin on Saturday morning, June 8th, with an exclusive preview of the MoMA exhibition led by its curator Jean-Louis Cohen.
Engaging lectures at the Center for Architecture will follow. Speakers, including the architect Peter Eisenman, FAIA, Yale Professor Stanislaus von Moos, Columbia Professor Mary McLeod, MoMA's Chief Curator of Architecture and Design Barry Bergdoll, and Jean-Louis Cohen, will discuss how Le Corbusier's ideas about New York City influenced his work and how, in turn, Le Corbusier's legacy impacted the city's built environment.
This second day, Sunday, June 9th, will be dedicated to a tour of the United Nations Headquarters. Led by Assistant Secretary-General Michael Adlerstein, FAIA, and Public Information Officer Werner Schmidt – both from United Nations Capital Master Plan – the participants will explore the building's architectural history, including Le Corbusier’s contentious collaboration with the project’s main architect Oscar Niemeyer. The guides will also highlight the recent restoration of the Secretariat, which houses the UN's working spaces, and the historic renovation of the three Chambers of the Conference Building.
Meeting point: United Nations - entrance 43rd street and 1st Avenue
Please follow this link for more information on Saturday's (June 8th) programming
The tour portions of this event are sold out. Participants may still register for the Saturday lectures at the Center for Architecture, which include breakfast and lunch.
Reserved Seats in Tafel Hall for the lectures
AIA/MoMA/Student Seat $75
Non-Member Seat $110
Registration is for Saturday, June 8th. Reserved seat tickets are for a single seat in Tafel Hall.
Reserved Seats in Hines Gallery (Live Stream Projection) for the lectures
AIA/MoMA/ Student Seat $40
Non-Member Seat $60
Registration is for Saturday, June 8th. Reserved seat tickets are for a single seat in Hines Hall.
There will be no refunds available for this event.
Organized by: Center for Architecture and the Museum of Modern Art, New York
Co-sponsored by: AIANY Interiors Committee, AIANY Cultural Facilities Committee and AIANY Historic Buildings Committee
A program of MoMA's exhibition, Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes
Special thanks to the sponsors of Le Corbusier/New York
Picture: Le Corbusier in front of the United Nations Headquarters holding a postcard of his UN design, United Nations Photos (Department of Public Information), © Fondation Le Corbusier