Calendar of Events

Sat 08.09.2014

Walking Tour: 9/11 Memorial and World Trade Center - Architecture, Urban Planning and the History of the New and Original World Trade Center

AIA CES: 2.0 LUs | 2.0 HSW

When: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM SATURDAY, AUGUST 9

Where: AIANY Tours   

Southwest corner of Broadway and Vesey Street (by St. Paul's Chapel). Google Map Link: http://goo.gl/maps/8Wlcw

 
Rebuilding the World Trade Center site in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks has been a daunting, contentious and dynamic process. Yet construction has moved forward. The 9/11 Memorial opened on the tenth anniversary of this tragic event and the 9/11 Museum opened this past May. One World Trade Center, officially the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, is nearing completion.
 

This architectural walking tour offers participants an opportunity to experience the 9/11 Memorial and to see the current state of construction at the World Trade Center site. We discuss the highly publicized competitions for the site’s master plan and memorial. Delve into the design and development of each of the main structures including the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, office towers and transportation hub. And consider the influence and concerns of the different stakeholders by comparing the initial winning plans for rebuilding at Ground Zero to the final, much altered, designs that we see today.


We will also take a look back at the history of the original World Trade Center site and the transformation of Lower Manhattan after World War II. Compare Minoru Yamasaki’s 110-story Twin Towers, built on a 16-acre superblock, with current efforts to reconnect the new WTC to the street grid and surrounding neighborhoods. And we will see how the current emphasis on safety, security and sustainability is a response to the design and engineering of the original complex, the 9/11 attacks and a greater concern for ecologically-friendly architecture.

 

Tour Guide: Doug Fox conducts the architecturally-focused 9/11 Memorial and World Trade Center walking tours for AIA New York. For his other 9/11 Memorial and World Trade Center tours, please visit Doug'sWorld Trade Center Tour website.

Price:
$20 for AIA Members
$30 for Non-Members

Tour is limited to 20 participants
Register Here

Meet Location: Southwest corner of Broadway and Vesey Street (by St. Paul's Chapel).
Google Map Link: http://goo.gl/maps/8Wlcw

Other Info: Guide will email all attendees one day before the tour to confirm details. Only those who have registered and paid for this event in advance will be able to participate. Tour begins promptly and will be held rain or shine. Please arrive 15 minutes before tour start time.

Organized by: AIANY Architecture Tour Committee

AIANY 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. 

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