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NoHo: Contemporary Architecture Amidst Historic Landmarks. Walking tour with Arthur Platt
September 9 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT$20 – $25
The rich and diverse architectural context of NoHo’s Historic Districts continues to inspire innovative contemporary design. The highly crafted execution of many of the recent buildings in the neighborhood shows reverence for the earlier masterworks.
Tour highlights, among the numerous newer buildings in NoHo, include Morphosis’ Cooper Union Engineering Building, Herzog & de Meuron’s 40 Bond Street, DDG Partners’ 41 Bond Street, and Selldorf Architects' 10 Bond Street. Also encountered is a fine group of 19th century landmarks, including the Cooper Union Foundation Building, Astor Library (now the Public Theater), and the De Vinne Press – all grappling to find the appropriate architectural language for taller buildings. Louis Sullivan’s Bayard-Condict Building’s dominant vertical expression clearly illustrates the way forward.
Along the route, a discussion of technological and stylistic breakthroughs, including the transition from masonry load-bearing to steel-frame construction and the appearance of more varied cladding materials, ties the tour’s sites together.
Meet at the south side of the Cooper Union Foundation Building, 7 East 7th Street.
Tickets from the Center for Architecture: $25
$20 for students, seniors and AIA members