The Art Deco Skyscrapers of Midtown

With Deborah Zelcer

Step off the sidewalk and back in time to the glamorous twenties. Explore the backdrop of that romantic and high living era and view magnificent Art Deco styled skyscrapers, including ’30 Rock’, the Fred F. French Building, the former Shelton Towers Hotel, the Chanin Building, and the iconic Chrysler and Empire State Buildings. These opulent landmarks are local place markers in the chronology of architectural form. Learn about the frenzied one-upsmanship that bred the 1920s race to build the tallest building in the world, and the colorful characters that competed in it, forever transforming the skyline of New York and creating a vivid new language of architectural style. (Allow 1-1/2 hours for this virtual tour, using photos and letting Google Street View do all the walking!)

All tours are Eastern Time. Registration is now closed.

Saturday, October 17
11:00 AM — 12:30 PM

Virtual Tour

Tickets:
Member: $15
Non-member: $25

lobby and revolving doors in the Chrysler Building
Lobby in the Chrysler Building. Photo: Wikimedia Commons, Tony Hisgett. Modifications: photo cropped.