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Tour: Art Deco from Murray Hill to Gramercy Park

March 31, 2019 @ 2:00 pm4:00 pm

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Sponsored by the Municipal Art Society. Reservations required, click here for information and registration. ($30; $20 MAS members)

Based on Itinerary No. 3 in New York Art Deco: A Guide to Gotham’s Jazz Age Architecture

This walk through the east side of Midtown South includes an unusual collection of buildings, each different from the next. We have a surprising modernist apartment building among the genteel town houses of Murray Hill; Ely Jacques Kahn’s most impressive office building (Two Park Avenue; and another Kahn building that’s no slouch); a work by Edgar Brandt, the great French iron master; the iconic Empire State Building; an incomplete attempt by Metropolitan Life to capture the Empire State Building’s “world’s tallest” title; and George and Edward Blum’s Gramercy House, with some of the most enjoyable Art Deco terra-cotta ornament in the city.


March 31, 2019
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm