Carnegie Hill Neighbors: Carnegie – Engineers’ Gate Plaza
Led By Lo van der Valk, Carnegie Hill Neighbors
This walk centers on Andrew Carnegie’s purchase in 1898 of the stretch on Fifth Avenue from 90th to 92nd Street and on Engineers’ Gate to Central Park across the avenue. Here Carnegie built his retirement home and the office of his philanthropies. The remaining properties he sold to wealthy individuals who followed his example, building homes that now serve as schools and museums. These blocks joined by two blocks to the south including the Guggenheim Museum plus Engineers’ Gate form a kind of plaza much frequented today.
The on-demand activity consists of a presentation with pictures and audio descriptions.