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Reading the Streetscape: Battery Park City

June 7, 2014 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

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Discover how to “read” buildings for information about the City’s growth and development and look at the city’s architecture from a design perspective in this 2-hour walking tour. You’ll never walk down the street the same way again!

New York’ City’s effort to create a new neighborhood to serve the revived Financial District in the late 20th century borrowed heavily from New York City’s past. Experience the streets, public places and promenade that stitch together a collection of ‘modern’ buildings that were inspired by the architecture and urban spaces of New York City’s greatest neighborhoods. Think Jane Jacobs’ West Village, Greenwich Village, Gramercy, Sutton Place and see how architects employed the patterns, details, materials and fragments of the past to create a sense of place. This tour will bring the Manhattan trilogy full circle and can also be enjoyed and understood as a stand-alone tour.

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June 7, 2014
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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The Center for Architecture
(212) 683-0023
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