This AIANY tour will focus on the Water Street corridor of Manhattan’s Financial District with emphasis on a variety of public spaces created through urban design efforts initiated by the Office of Lower Manhattan Development under NYC Mayor John Lindsay. Highlights include work by Pei Cobb Freed, Emery Roth & Sons, SHOP, Frederic Schwartz, Marvel Architects, Hanrahan Meyers and Ken Smith, among others.
In this Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy talk by Eric O’Malley, learn about the Organic Architecture + Design Archives (OA+D), one of the major repositories of material relating to organic architecture. OA+D was chosen by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation to be the official stewards of the work of Wright’s successor firm, Taliesin Associated Architects.
The Skyscraper Museum and engineer Matthys Levy will discuss New York’s first concrete skyscraper—the CBS corporate headquarters known as Black Rock—in this virtual lecture. Levy worked with Black Rock engineer Paul Weidlinger as a young engineer. Tune in as he talks about their work on this unique skyscraper and how it compares to contemporary towers in NY and other US cities.
Join Hamptons 20th Century Modern, in partnership with Hamptons Cottages and Gardens magazine, on a tour of six modernist properties in the Hamptons. All private residences, guests will be granted rare access into these architectural gems and learn about the history and design of each home from their knowledgeable docents. Optional VIP house tour and panel discussion.
DOCOMOMO US NY/Tri-State President John Arbuckle leads this Municipal Art Society walking tour examining the development of the UN complex and the transformation of Turtle Bay into a center of international diplomacy. A wide array of notable modern and contemporary buildings in the surrounding area, including the works of three Pritzker Prize winners: Kevin Roche, I.M. Pei and Norman Foster fill the tour.
This AIANY walking tour covers many of the distinctive buildings and interiors that define Midtown, starting with Art Deco stand outs and moving to well-known Modern sites such as the UN Headquarters and the Ford Foundation Building. This densely packed tour of Midtown’s multiple modernisms is rounded out by lesser-known structures such as the Japan Society and William Lescaze’s 1934 home and office, along with buildings by Harrison & Abramovitz, Gwathmey Siegel, and I. M. Pei.
The Museum of Modern Art exhibition Architecture in the Age of Industry explores a time in the early 1900s when there was a boom of industry in the United States, embodied most notably by Henry Ford’s development of assembly line manufacturing. North America’s sprawling factory complexes and monumental grain silos transfixed a rising generation of European architects, sparking a revolution in architecture and design now known as the Modern Movement.