Lincoln Center Architecture Tour

With John Arbuckle

[In-person tour] Explore the most notable modern and contemporary architecture in the Lincoln Center area and learn about its history. A unique chapter in the story of urban renewal, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, was the nation’s first performing arts complex. Its all-star design team included Harrison & Abramovitz, Philip Johnson, Eero Saarinen, Gordon Bunshaft and Dan Kiley. We will discuss whether contemporary interventions designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Hugh Hardy and others enhance or detract from the original 16-acre campus. The tour will also visit several significant modern schools nearby, including PS199 by Edward Durell Stone. We will conclude with the most recent residential developments in the area, some very controversial. Guide John Arbuckle is President of DOCOMOMO US/ New York Tri-State, the local chapter of an international organization dedicated to preserving Modern architecture, and has been involved in Lincoln Center preservation advocacy efforts.

In-person tours are limited to 20 attendees and are held outdoors.  Walking tours bring individuals into close proximity with each other, we therefore ask that all tour goers wear masks during the tours, regardless of vaccination status.  Your tour guide and your fellow tour participants will thank you for your cooperation.  Should the tours happen to venture indoors, many places require masks and/or proof of vaccination, so please be prepared to have both with you.

MAS Walking Tours last approximately 2 hours. Meeting location is provided with registration.

Saturday, January 29
12:00 PM

In-person tour (meeting location delivered in registration confirmation email)

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

Lincoln Center. Photo: Wikimedia Commons, Matthew G. Bisanz. Modifications: photo cropped.