Shaping Our City: Midtown Since Modernism

Shaping Our City is a more or less chronological series devoted to the history and development of architecture in New York City.

With Matt Postal

What was “Post-Modernism’” and how has it reshaped Manhattan’s skyline? This walking tour, the last in Matt Postal’s year-long series on the architecture of New York City, begins with the trail-blazing Galleria in the mid-1970s and ends with Central Park Tower, a 1,550-foot skyscraper which is close to completion. En route, we’ll see how late 20th century and early 21st century design has fared, viewing high-profile works by such prominent architects as Norman Foster, Philip Johnson, Cesar Pelli, Christian de Portzamparc, and SHoP.

Saturday, December 7
11:00 AM — 1:00 PM

Member: $20
Non-member: $30

exterior of Tower Fifty Seven at 135 East 57th Street in Manhattan
Tower Fifty Seven at 135 East 57th Street in Manhattan. Photo: Wikimedia Commons, Tdorante10. Modifications: photo cropped.