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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 SATURDAY, ARCHTOBER 29
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.
Organized by: AIANY Architecture Tour Committee
Price: $20 for AIA members; $30 for non-members
Tour is limited to 15. Walk-ups cannot be guaranteed a spot on tours.
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.