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New York’s Great Art Deco Corridor: Architectural Walking Tour

October 15, 2023

$30 General/ $25 Members


Art Deco architecture can be found in all five boroughs, but the largest single concentration of major Deco monuments runs along 42nd Street from 1st to 9th Avenues. The star architect of this walk is crusty modernist Raymond Hood. Participants will visit three of his four New York skyscrapers: the red-and-white-striped Daily News, the black-and-gold American Radiator, and the blue-green terra-cotta clad McGraw-Hill. 

Along the way, guests will also visit the Chanin Building with its Rene Chambellan-designed abstract ornamentation, and the peerless Chrysler Building, the city’s (and the world’s) most famous Art Deco skyscraper. Additional stops will be made at lesser-known delights, including the little-visited cluster of the Beaux-Arts Institute of Design and the Beaux-Arts Apartments on East 44th Street, which are Art Deco in style despite their names.

This program is presented in person. ASL (American Sign Language) interpretation or a CART (Communication Access Realtime Translation) is available upon request with two weeks notice—please email access@posterhouse.org to request interpretation services. Visual descriptions will be provided.
Questions about accessibility? Please contact Sarit Cahana, Access Coordinator, at access@posterhouse.org or (914) 295-2387‬.
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