Course: New York in the Jazz Age – Art Deco Architecture from Wall St to Washington Heights – 3rd class
June 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:40 pm
Sponsored by New York University’s School of Professional Studies. Details TBA.
This course explores the brash new style of Art Deco, which transformed New York into a modern metropolis. Through a series of walking tours, follow the style’s impact on the architecture of Manhattan, from its southern tip to its northern extreme. We begin with a walk downtown through the Financial District. Next, we look at two Midtown skyscraper clusters, on 42nd Street from east to west and in the 50s from the First Avenue to Rockefeller Center. Then, we walk the residential skyline along Central Park West. Finally, we finish our Manhattan odyssey with Washington Heights at the top of the island.