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NYU & Washington Square: Changing Strategies of Growth and Design. Walking Tour with Architect Kyle Johnson

September 10, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT

$20 – $25
University Plaza photo George Cserna

Spanning more than a century, New York University’s growth around Washington Square has followed a variety of strategies: repurposing of existing industrial buildings, incremental contextually-designed new structures, and large-scale clearance and redevelopment through urban renewal—the superblocks of which are now viewed as sites for further development. Explore examples of this growth, including notable designs by I. M. Pei, Philip Johnson, Kevin Roche, Kohn Pedersen Fox, Machado & Silvetti, Steven Holl, and Morris Adjmi.

This tour, guided by architect Kyle Johnson, offers a broad overview of New York University’s impact on Washington Square and its surroundings, examining individual buildings and strategies employed by the university during more than a century of growth and development. It will include discussions of these strategies and how they reflect both changing approaches to urban planning and the ever-expanding needs of the university. It will also address community reactions to NYU’s spreading footprint in the neighborhood.

Meet at Washington Square Arch at Fifth Avenue & Washington Square North.

Tickets from the Center for Architecture: $25
$20 for students, seniors and AIA members

University Plaza George Cserna full image 1500
University Towers: George Cserna photographs and papers, 1937-1978, Avery Library © The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York


September 10, 2023
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
$20 – $25
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