Events May 2024

LocalWalking Tour

In Turtle Bay: The United Nations & Surrounding Architecture

May 12, 2024

The construction of the United Nations Headquarters in the early 1950s, on a site previously occupied by slaughterhouses, dramatically transformed Turtle Bay east of Second Avenue into a center of international diplomacy. This Municipal Art Society walking tour, led by DOCOMOMO US/New York Tri-State President John Arbuckle, will explain the development of the UN complex itself and examine the most notable modern and contemporary architecture in the surrounding area. Among the nearby permanent missions to the UN, prominent non-profit institutions and luxury high-rise apartment towers are works of three Pritzker Prize winners: Kevin Roche, I.M. Pei and Norman Foster, along with projects designed by SOM, Harrison & Abramovitz, Gwathmey Siegel & Associates, William Lescaze, and Charles Correa. Note: this tour will not go inside the UN Headquarters. 

Sunday May 12, 2:00 pm
Manhattan, NY