[In-person tour] Lined by International Style skyscrapers, Sixth Avenue north of Bryant Park is described in New York 1960 as “New York’s preeminent Modernist street.” Though sometimes maligned, it is arguably among the most notable sites of Modern planning and architecture in America. This tour will examine the avenue’s post-war architecture including: the iconic XYZ buildings, designed by Harrison, Abramovitz & Harris, featured on the cover of Delirious New York by Rem Koolhaas; Eero Saarinen’s CBS Building; the Time & Life Building; several works of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill; and numerous towers designed by Emery Roth & Sons. It will also visit public art by Tony Smith, Josef Albers & Jim Dine. Join John Arbuckle, President of the New York Tri-State Chapter of DOCOMOMO, an international organization dedicated to preserving Modern architecture, to explore an often-overlooked area.
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.
Sunday, October 24 1:00 PM
In-person tour (meeting location delivered in registration confirmation email)