Tour – Midtown Manhattan Tour

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Situated at the heart of New York City, Midtown and its surrounding neighborhoods are the dynamic epicenter the metropolis. This locality’s frenetic energy finds physical translation in the dazzling lights of Time Square and the ascendant skyscrapers of the business district. In week four we will chart the history of Midtown through its architecture, starting with examples from the early twentieth century and culminating with the latest additions this area’s urban landscape. Among the buildings we will visit and discuss are the New York Public Library’s Schwarzman building, the Chrysler and Empire State buildings, as well as the Sony Building, Austrian Culture Center, and New York Times Building.

This tour will award 4 AIA-CES credits for continuing education by the American institute of Architects.

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Buildings Featured on this Tour

NY Times Building, Renzo Piano, 2007

American Radiator, Hood & Foulihoux, 1924

NYC Public Library, Carrere & Hastings, 1911

NY Yacht Club            , Warren & Wetmore, 1899

Harvard Club, McKim Mead & White, 1894

Rockefeller Center, Raymond Hood & Walllace Harrison, 1932

St. Patrick’s Cathedral, James Renwick, Jr., 1879

Villard Houses 1886    McKim Mead & White

Austrian Cultural Center, Raimund Abraham, 2002

Sony Building, Philip Johnson, 1983

University Club, McKim, Mead & White, 1899

IBM Building, E. Larrabee Barnes, 1982

Grand Central Terminal, Reed and Stem and Warren and Wetmore, 1913

Lever House, SOM, 1953

Racquet & Tennis Club, McKim Mead & White, 1918

Seagram Building, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe & Philip Johnson, 1958

Citicorp Center, Hugh Stubbins, 1978

GE Building, Raymond Hood, 1933

Chrysler Building, William van Alen, 1930

Ford Foundation, Roche Dinkeloo, 1967

Tudor City, Fred French & Co.,1928

United Nations complex, various, 1948

Morgan Library, McKim Mead & White, 1918; Renzo Piano, 2012

MoMA, Yoshio Taniguchi, 2004

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