Welcome to the New York Architecture Diary, your essential guide to architecture exhibitions and events taking place across the city.
Step off the sidewalk and back in time to the glamorous twenties. Explore the backdrop of that romantic and high-living era by joining tour guide Deborah Zelcer to view magnificent period lobbies in buildings on or near Park Avenue including 30 Rockefeller Plaza, the Fred F. French Building, the exuberant Chanin building, and the iconic Chrysler building. These opulent landmarks are local place markers in the chronology of architectural taste. Learn about the frenzied one-upsmanship that bred the 1920s race to build the tallest building in the world, and the colorful characters that competed in it, forever transforming the skyline of New York and creating a vivid new language of architectural style.