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Architectural historian and author, Anthony W. Robins takes us to Midtown Manhattan’s major boulevard of Art Deco skyscrapers. Star architect of the walk is crusty modernist Raymond Hood; we will visit three of his four skyscrapers: the Daily News, American Radiator, and McGraw-Hill. The star building, once the world’s tallest, is the one and only Chrysler, whose architect, William Van Alen, was once called the Ziegfeld of his profession. We will also visit the Chanin and Paramount Buildings. Mr. Robins’s latest book “New York Art Deco: A Guide to Gotham’s Jazz Age Architecture” will be available soon. He was recently honored by the Guides Association of New York City with their Guiding Spirit award.