Shaping Our City: “Modern” Times in Midtown, 1930-1960

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

Classical-style architecture began to lose favor in the 1920s, opening the door to simpler forms, clean lines, and industrial materials. Led by historian Matt Postal, this walking tour examines the rise of modernism in midtown during the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, with stops at the Rockefeller Apartments, the (recently reopened) Museum of Modern Art, the Look Building, and Lever House, among others.

Saturday, November 9
11:00 AM — 1:00 PM

Member: $20
Non-member: $30

Lever Building on Park Avenue
Photo: Matt Postal for MAS.