Art Deco Murray Hill/Gramercy

With Anthony W. Robins

[Virtual tour] Join author, architectural historian, and Art Deco expert Tony Robins on a new tour exploring Art Deco architecture from Murray Hill to Gramercy Park. On this virtual walk through the east side of Midtown South, we discover an unusual collection of Art Deco buildings, each different from the next. They include a surprising modernist apartment building tucked among the genteel town houses of Murray Hill; Ely Jacques Kahn’s most impressive office building at Two Park Avenue, and another Kahn building that is distinctive in its own right; a 1925 work by the great French iron master Edgar Brandt; the iconic Empire State Building; an incomplete attempt by Metropolitan Life to recapture the “world’s tallest” title; and George and Edward Blum’s Gramercy House that features some of the most eye-catching Deco terra-cotta ornament in the city. Mr. Robins is the author of the award-winning book “New York Art Deco: A Guide to Gotham’s Jazz Age Architecture” (SUNY Press 2017.)

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Thursday, May 19
6:00 PM

Virtual Tour

Member: $15
Non-member: $25

Two Park Avenue in the Murray Hill neighborhood of Manhattan. Photo; Wikimedia Commons, Beyond My Ken/Above. Modifications: photo cropped.