Skyscraper National Park: Postmodernism in the West 50s

With Matt Postal

[In-person tour] New York City bounced back in the 1980s, as the blocks west of Fifth Avenue filled with a new breed of skyscrapers. Architectural historian Matt Postal examines the varied results, discussing colorful towers that owed their distinctive character to local and historical traditions, air rights transfers, and incentive zoning. Highlights include the AXA Equitable Center, Carnegie Hall Tower, City Spire, and World Wide Plaza, the subject of a four-part PBS documentary.

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Saturday, May 25
11:00 AM

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

Member: $25
Non-member: $35

World Wide Plaza in Midtown Manhattan. Photo: Matt Postal. Modifications: photo cropped.