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Between the Clocks: The Architecture of Park Avenue South

28 April 11:00am - 1:00pm
Venue: Meeting location provided upon registration
New York
10017

WALKING TOUR. Pre-registration required.

 

Between the exuberant clock on the façade of Grand Central Terminal and the modern interpretation of time on the façade at the end of Park Avenue South lies an encyclopedia of the architecture of New York City. James Renwick Jr. and Stanford White prominently represent the 19th century, while projects by Cass Gilbert, Ely Jacques Kahn, and Harvey Wiley Corbett ushered in the first forty years of the 20th century. Contemporary work by Ulrich Franzen, Ennead Architects, Michael Graves, Renzo Piano, Pelli Clarke Pelli, Christian de Portzamparc, Gwathmey Siegel, Kohn Pedersen Fox, Davis Brody Bond, and SOM are highlighted on this corridor and adjacent blocks.

 

This tour examines several urban and architectural issues including NYC zoning, the Manhattan grid, bonus plazas, Class A and Class B office buildings, and façade organizing principles.?