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Sat 06.28.2014

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, JUNE 28

Where: AIANY Tours   

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—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.

The tour will meet at Roosevelt Island Tram Station on Roosevelt Island and will begin promptly at 11:00 am.
Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior.

The tour will be held rain or shine.

Cost:
$20 for Members
$30 for Non-Members
Please Purchase a ticket Here
Tour is Limited to 15 (waiting list available)

Organized by: AIANY Architecture Tour Committee

Walk ups cannot be guaranteed a spot on tours – please use the sign up link above for waitlist if the tour is sold out

AIA NY Chapter, and AIANY’s 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.

This program is related to the exhibition Open to the Public: Civic Space Now, on view from June 12 through September 6, 2014. 

Related Programing

Exhibition Opening
Thursday, June 12, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Open to The Public Symposium
Saturday, June 14, 9:30 am - 6:30 pm

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Monday, June 16, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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Saturday, June 21, 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

AIANY Featured Guide Boat Tour -  Signe Nielsen FASLA
Sunday, June 22, 5:15 pm - 6:45 pm

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Saturday, June 28, 11 am - 1:30 pm

Public Space: Community and Privacy
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- 1:00 pm

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10:30 am - 1:00 pm

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10:30 am - 12:30 pm

The High Line, Hudson River Park and New Architecture in West Chelsea and The Far West Village
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Saturday, September 6, 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

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