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Battery Park City: Creating a New Neighborhood
August 13, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm$30
Meet at the portal of Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park. (between Battery Park and the Museum of Jewish Heritage)
After more than four decades of planning and construction, Battery Park City has been built out, following a master plan by Cooper, Eckstut and Associates. Learn about its planning and discover its distinctive residential neighborhoods, distinguished parks and plazas, public art works, and signature commercial center.
Highlights include Brookfield Place and Wintergarden (Cesar Pelli), Goldman Sachs Headquarters (Pei Cobb Freed), Museum of Jewish Heritage (Kevin Roche), Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park (Olin with Machado & Silvetti), Teardrop Park (Michael Van Valkenburgh), South Cove Plaza and the Irish Hunger Memorial (1100 Architect). We will see schools by Cooper Robertson and Dattner Architects and residential towers by a host of architects, including Pelli Clarke Pelli, Gruzen Samton, Ennead Architects, Ulrich Franzen, Robert A. M. Stern and Charles Moore.
Tours will run rain or shine. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour start time. Registration is limited to 15; walk-ups are not guaranteed a spot on the tour. Some tours utilize VOX amplification systems; attendees are welcome to bring their personal earbuds.
Guide: Kyle Johnson, AIA
Organized by: AIANY Architecture Tour Committee
Price: $20 for AIA members and students with valid ID; $30 for general public