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October 2017

SOLD OUT TOUR: Art Deco 42nd Street

October 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$20 - $30

Sponsored by the Municipal Art Society. Reservations required ($30, but $20 for MAS members). Click here for information and registration. A walk along 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. 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.…

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TOUR: The Woolworth Building and its Lobby

October 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Woolworth Building, 233 Broadway
New York,
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$45

Reservations required. Tour of the Woolworth Building lobby, closed to the public for more than a decade and now open again. The tour includes a detailed look at the building's unmatched polychromatic terra-cotta exterior, and an in-depth exploration of the lobby and its wealth of ornament, including hidden corners and staircases -- plus a special visit to the mezzanine level for an up-close view of its extraordinary mosaic ceiling.

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November 2017

TOUR: The Woolworth Building and its Lobby

November 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Woolworth Building, 233 Broadway
New York,
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$45

Reservations required. Tour of the Woolworth Building lobby, closed to the public for more than a decade and now open again. The tour includes a detailed look at the building's unmatched polychromatic terra-cotta exterior, and an in-depth exploration of the lobby and its wealth of ornament, including hidden corners and staircases -- plus a special visit to the mezzanine level for an up-close view of its extraordinary mosaic ceiling.

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TOUR: The Woolworth Building and its Lobby

November 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Woolworth Building, 233 Broadway
New York,
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$45

Reservations required. Tour of the Woolworth Building lobby, closed to the public for more than a decade and now open again. The tour includes a detailed look at the building's unmatched polychromatic terra-cotta exterior, and an in-depth exploration of the lobby and its wealth of ornament, including hidden corners and staircases -- plus a special visit to the mezzanine level for an up-close view of its extraordinary mosaic ceiling.

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December 2017

TOUR: SoHo Historic District

December 3 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
$20 - $30

Sponsored by the Municipal Art Society. Reservations required ($30, but $20 for MAS members). Click here for information and registration. SoHo today is home to the world's greatest trove of cast-iron buildings. Cast-iron architecture began as a mid-19th-century cheap imitation of stone, in which the glories of the world's past could be offered in modern times in mass-produced, ready-to-build versions. But cast-iron soon developed into a remarkable technology expressive of the industrial revolution, capable of entirely new architectural effects. Threatened by a proposed…

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TOUR: The Woolworth Building and its Lobby

December 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Woolworth Building, 233 Broadway
New York,
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$45

Reservations required. Tour of the Woolworth Building lobby, closed to the public for more than a decade and now open again. The tour includes a detailed look at the building's unmatched polychromatic terra-cotta exterior, and an in-depth exploration of the lobby and its wealth of ornament, including hidden corners and staircases -- plus a special visit to the mezzanine level for an up-close view of its extraordinary mosaic ceiling.

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BOOK TALK: “New York Art Deco: A Guide to Gotham’s Jazz Age Architecture”

December 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Roosevelt Island public library, 524 Main Street, Roosevelt Avenue
New York City, NY 10044 United States
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Free

Sponsored by the Roosevelt Island Historical Society - free and open to the public. The Chrysler Building, the Waldorf-Astoria, Rockefeller Center– these are among the hundreds of Art Deco monuments that during the 1920s and ‘30s helped create the image of New York City as the world’s Modern Metropolis. In New York, Art Deco evolved through a series of Manhattan skyscrapers into the city’s chief architectural language. Following a massive reawakening of interest in them during the 1970s, New York’s…

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TOUR: The Woolworth Building and its Lobby

December 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Woolworth Building, 233 Broadway
New York,
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$45

Reservations required. Tour of the Woolworth Building lobby, closed to the public for more than a decade and now open again. The tour includes a detailed look at the building's unmatched polychromatic terra-cotta exterior, and an in-depth exploration of the lobby and its wealth of ornament, including hidden corners and staircases -- plus a special visit to the mezzanine level for an up-close view of its extraordinary mosaic ceiling.

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Tour: Rockefeller Center

December 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sponsored by the Municipal Art Society. Reservations required. To register, call 212-935-3960, or click here to register on-line. Rockefeller Center — New York’s urbane urban wonderland — is full of surprising history, remarkable art and stunning architecture. Conceived as a new home for the Metropolitan Opera, but built instead as Radio City, Rockefeller Center is a private real estate venture that has evolved into the public square of Midtown Manhattan.

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