Art Deco 42nd Street

Elegant Jazz-Age Architecture in Midtown

With Matt Postal

Architectural historian Matt Postal 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.

Sunday, April 28
2:00 PM — 4:00 PM

Tickets:
Member: $20
Non-member: $30

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