New York Architecture Tour – Midtown Manhattan Tour

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. During this Midtown Manhattan Architecture Tour, 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.

New York famous building featured on this walking Midtown Manhattan 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
Midtown Manhattan Architecture Tour

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