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Summer Streets Tour - Between the Clocks: Park Avenue South from Grand Central to Union Square
When: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM SATURDAY, AUGUST 15
Where: AIANY Tours
This tour is sold out. Due to over subscription the location of the tour has been changed and only pre-registered attendees will be give new tour location.
Between the exuberant clock on the façade of Grand Central Terminal to the modern interpretation of time on the façade at the end of Park Avenue South lies an encyclopedia of the architecture of New York City. James Renwick Jr. and Stanford White prominently represent the 19th Century while projects by Cass Gilbert, Ely Jacques Kahn, and Harvey Wiley Corbett ushered in the first forty years of the 20th Century. Contemporary work by Ulrich Franzen, Ennead Architects, Michael Graves, Renzo Piano, Pelli Clarke Pelli, Christian de Portzamparc, Gwathmey Siegel, Davis Brody Bond, and SOM are featured on this corridor that will also include some adjacent blocks.
Urban and architectural issues will be discussed including zoning, the Manhattan grid, bonus plazas, Class A and Class B office buildings, and façade-organizing principles.
Tours will run rain or shine.
Organized by: AIANY Architecture Tour Committee
Registration required. Only the first 15 registered tour attendees will be able to join the tour. Walk ups will not be admitted.
Organized in conjunction with NYC Department of Transportation Summer Streets Program
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.