Events April 2024

Marine Midland Building, Gordon Bunshaft, 1967, 140 Broadway, NYC. Photo: Samantha Marsden
LocalWalking Tour

Skyscraper National Park: Financial District Transformed

April 27, 2024

After the Second World War, Lower Manhattan reinvented itself. What resulted was boldly ambitious, especially construction of the World Trade and World Financial Centers. This Municipal Art Society walk with architectural historian Matt Postal examines the acclaimed individual projects that preceded the Twin Towers, such as the former headquarters of Chase Manhattan and Marine Midland Banks, both designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. Tour participants will also take a close look at Water and South Streets, where a varied group of Miesian and Brutalist office towers are being converted to residential use.

Saturday April 27, 11:00 am