Skyscraper National Park: Postmodernism in the East 50s

With Matt Postal

[In-person tour] The East 50s contain a memorable cluster of Postmodern icons. From Citicorp to the AT&T Building – New York’s first Postmodern skyscraper and landmark – architectural historian Matt Postal highlights major works by Philip Johnson, Helmut Jahn, and Kohn Pedersen Fox, among others. We’ll consider what made Postmodernism so appealing to American corporations in the 1980s and how the reintroduction of masonry and conspicuous crowns helped these once-trendy towers stand out from their glassy predecessors.

Saturday, June 22
11:00 AM

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

Member: $25
Non-member: $35

The AT&T Building at 550 Madison Avenue in Manhattan. Photo: Matt Postal. Modifications: photo cropped.