Skyscraper National Park: Modern Materials and Icons Along Park Avenue

With Matt Postal

[In-person tour] Perhaps no street in Manhattan experienced greater change in the 20th century than Park Avenue. From a gritty street of brick and mortar to one of shimmering glass office towers, this wide boulevard has many signature mid-century modern works. Such icons as Lever House, the Seagram Building and the Pan Am Building will be examined closely, as well as some of their lesser-known contemporaries, including designs by Emery Roth & Sons and Henry Dreyfuss. Recent efforts to restore and reform the street’s classic modern character will also be addressed, including new towers by Foster + Partners.

For all tours, there are no refunds, cancellations, or exchanges unless we cancel a tour. Online registration closes one hour prior to the tour start time.


Saturday, March 30
11:00 AM

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

Member: $20
Non-member: $30

Buildings along Park Avenue in Midtown Manhattan. Photo: Matt Postal. Modifications: photo cropped.