Art Deco 42nd Street

Elegant Jazz-Age Architecture in Midtown

With Anthony W. Robins

Architectural historian and author, Anthony W. Robins takes us to 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. Other buildings visited include the Chanin and Paramount Buildings. Mr. Robins is Vice-President of the Art Deco Society of New York and author of the award-winning book, “New York Art Deco: A Guide to Gotham’s Jazz Age Architecture.”

Sunday, April 28
2:00 PM — 4:00 PM

Member: $20
Non-member: $30

art deco revolving doors at the Chrysler Building
Photo: Wikimedia Commons, Chris Sampson.