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Guided tours of significant buildings in New York City and the Tri-State area are organized by AIA New York Program Committees.

Led by architects, these intimate tours offer greater detail about a given site or building including its initial design and construction. Building tours are an opportunity to see inside some of the city’s most notable new projects and important historical sites that have made a sustained impact on the built environment.

Recent sites have included a tour of the Park Avenue Armory led by its restoration team; Congregation Beit Simchat Torah led by Stephen Cassell of Architecture Research Office; a private tour of NYC’s City Hall led by Richard Southwick of Beyer Blinder Belle; the Cary Leeds Tennis Center led by Peter Gluck of Gluck+; and the East Hampton Library and Guild Hall of East Hampton led by Robert A.M. Stern Architects and LHSA+DP.

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Upcoming Building Tours

Mon, Oct 14 12:00 pm

Building of the Day: 75 Kenmare

Attendee: $10

Architect: Andre Kikoski Architect; Interiors: Kravitz Design

75 Kenmare is a NYC luxury condo designed by architect Andre Kikoski with interiors by Kravitz Design, founded by legendary music icon Lenny Kravitz. Knit into the contextual fabric of NoLita, with its richly textured facade and artful interiors, 75 Kenmare retains the authenticity of downtown life while incorporating a new sense of refined elegance. When conceptualizing his artistic vision for 75 Kenmare, Kikoski examined the finest examples of architecture in NoLita and rethought them in a contemporary way.

This program is organized in conjunction with Archtober, New York City’s month-long architecture and design festival.

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Tue, Oct 15 1:00 pm

Building of the Day: Brooklyn Botanic Garden Visitor Center

Attendee: $10

Architect: Weiss/Manfredi

Opened in 2012, the Diane H. and Joseph S. Steinberg Visitor Center seamlessly melds architecture and landscape. Designed by Weiss/Manfredi, the Visitor Center has earned LEED Gold certification, and has won over 20 major design awards. Tour guests will have a chance to learn more about the Visitor Center’s energy-efficient design, including earth-sheltered construction, a geoexchange system for heating and cooling, a living roof, and fritted-glass walls.

This program is organized in conjunction with Archtober, New York City’s month-long architecture and design festival.

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Wed, Oct 16 12:00 pm

Building of the Day: Moxy East Village

Attendee: $10

Interior Design Architect: Rockwell Group
Exterior Architect/Interior AOR: Stonehill Taylor

Opening fall 2019, Moxy East Village is located in the heart of New York’s East Village. Conceived by Rockwell Group as a vertical timeline, each floor of the hotel draws inspiration from a different era in East Village history while celebrating the neighborhood’s spirit of experimentation. Moxy East Village offers 286 bedrooms, co-working spaces, and four new eating and drinking concepts by TAO Group, including a lobby bar and café, a rooftop bar, a subterranean lounge, and a French-Mediterranean restaurant

This program is organized in conjunction with Archtober, New York City’s month-long architecture and design festival.

All Archtober sales are final. No refunds available.

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Thu, Oct 17 10:00 am

Building of the Day: Stephen A. Schwarzman Building

Attendee: $10

Original Architect: Carrère & Hastings (1911); Rose Reading Room Renovation: WJE Engineers & Architects with Evergreene Architectural Arts (2016)

Join us for a tour of the building presented by Keith Glutting, who has been guiding visitors through this masterpiece by Carrere and Hastings for fifteen years. The tour will culminate with a discussion of the restoration of the Rose Main Reading Room by Wiss, Janney, Elstner architects with Evergreene Architectural Arts.   

“One cannot imagine New York without it – its presence is that of some great natural fact.” – Henry Hope Reed, author of the original volume of The New York Public Library: The Architecture and Decoration of the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building.  

This program is organized in conjunction with Archtober, New York City’s month-long architecture and design festival.

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Fri, Oct 18 12:00 pm

Building of the Day: Madison Square Boys & Girls Club Pinkerton Clubhouse

Attendee: $10

Architect: Rogers Partners

Located in Upper Harlem, the Madison Square Boys & Girls Club’s new four-story, 45,000 square-foot Pinkerton Clubhouse is a model for the next generation of Boys & Girls Clubs, with amenity-rich after-school activities for young people ages 6-18. The Clubhouse’s location and design is highly visible; from the bright entryway and open stair to the luminous dance studio and rooftop sports field—kids will come, stay, and thrive here. 

This program is organized in conjunction with Archtober, New York City’s month-long architecture and design festival.

All Archtober sales are final. No refunds available.

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Mon, Oct 21 12:00 pm

Building of the Day: Eleven Madison Park Restaurant

Attendee: $10

Architect: Allied Works Architecture

The renovation of Eleven Madison Park drew inspiration from neighboring Madison Square Park through the quality and color of light, the textures and patterns of foliage, and the shifts of form, line and shadow through the seasons. The space builds anticipation and exudes a sense of invitation and welcome. It is a space that expands time in its calm, color, and craftsmanship, and offers time to sit and enjoy one of the world’s most extraordinary culinary experiences.

This program is organized in conjunction with Archtober, New York City’s month-long architecture and design festival.

All Archtober sales are final. No refunds available.

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Tue, Oct 22 12:00 pm

Building of the Day: Greenwich West

Attendee: $10

Design architect: Loci Anima / Executive Architect: Adamson Associate Architects / Interior Design: Sébastien Seqers Architecte

Francoise Raynaud’s Loci Anima, her first New York condominium, is in symbiosis with the environment, seeking to encourage our relationship with nature. This New York tower with French ovvertones uses noble and natural materials throughout its design. The spacious apartment layouts are designed to take advantage of the large bay windows that capture the light and reflection of the Hudson River views.

This program is organized in conjunction with Archtober, New York City’s month-long architecture and design festival.

All Archtober sales are final. No refunds available.

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Wed, Oct 23 8:00 am

Building of the Day: Statue of Liberty Museum

Attendee: $10

Architect: FXCollaborative

The new Statue of Liberty Museum is conceived as an extension of the park, and is accesible to all of its 4.5 million yearly visitors without additional security clearances. The Museum’s defining gesture is the lifting of the park itself, creating a naturalized habitat above. Below, a sparkling vitrine showcases the Statue’s original torch. Monumental steps engage and activate the circular flag plaza, providing sitting, climbing, and viewing spaces towards the Statue. The roof terrace affords spectacular views of the island, the harbor, and the city beyond.

This program is organized in conjunction with Archtober, New York City’s month-long architecture and design festival.

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Thu, Oct 24 3:00 pm

Building of the Day: Bronx Music Hall

Attendee: $10

Architect: WXY Architecture + Urban Design

WXY was commissioned to design the new Bronx Music Hall, a 14,000-square-foot performing arts venue. The Bronx Music Heritage Center is designed to honor the unique cultural and musical history of the neighborhood and will serve multiple purposes, including a flexible performance space with seating for 300 people, an interactive exhibit that connects visitors to the history and influences of Bronx music, rehearsal and classroom spaces, and a gallery space for exhibitions.

This program is organized in conjunction with Archtober, New York City’s month-long architecture and design festival.

All Archtober sales are final. No refunds available.

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Fri, Oct 25 9:00 am

Building of the Day: The Museum of Modern Art Renovation and Expansion

Attendee: $10

Lead architect: Diller Scofidio + Renfro; Collaborating architect: Gensler 

The Museum of Modern Art is undergoing a renovation and expansion that will increase gallery space by 30% and will enhance public spaces. The first phase of renovations on the east end is now complete and the next phase, including new construction on the west end will now begin, with an estimated completion date of 2019.

This program is organized in conjunction with Archtober, New York City’s month-long architecture and design festival.

All Archtober sales are final. No refunds available.

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Sat, Oct 26 12:00 pm

Building of the Day: Greenpoint Library + Environmental Education Center

Attendee: $10

Architect: Marble Fairbanks

Currently under construction and expected to open at the end of 2019, the Greenpoint Library and Environmental Education Center will be a 15,000 sf community library and hub for environmental awareness, activism, and education in the Brooklyn Public Library system. Program elements include reading rooms; dry/wet eco-labs; community event space and meeting rooms; staff spaces, and an extensive outdoor space. Landscapes will be integrated into the building on three levels – bioswale and rock outcroppings at the street, a reading garden on the second, and a green roof on the third.

This program is organized in conjunction with Archtober, New York City’s month-long architecture and design festival.

All Archtober sales are final. No refunds available.

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Sun, Oct 27 12:00 pm

Building of the Day: Fraunces Tavern Museum

Attendee: $10

Original architect: Unknown; Renovation architect: William H. Mersereau (1907)

 

This program is organized in conjunction with Archtober, New York City’s month-long architecture and design festival.

All Archtober sales are final. No refunds available.

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Mon, Oct 28 12:00 pm

Building of the Day: Barnard College The Milstein Center for Teaching & Learning

Attendee: $10

Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

Located at the heart of the campus, the Milstein Center for Teaching and Learning is a new kind of library that transforms the undergraduate experience at Barnard College. The 128,000-square-foot building features an expanded library and media facilities, flexible learning and classroom spaces, as well as a computational science center. Designed to serve as a campus crossroads, the Milstein Center is a place where students and faculty can learn by doing in a dynamic, interdisciplinary setting.  

This program is organized in conjunction with Archtober, New York City’s month-long architecture and design festival.

All Archtober sales are final. No refunds available.

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Tue, Oct 29 1:00 pm

Building of the Day: 121 East 22nd Street

Attendee: $10

Architect: OMA

121 East 22nd is OMA’s first ground-up building and residential complex in Manhattan. The design was conceived from its site, which straddles two separate and different neighborhoods: a quiet residential area surrounding Grammercy Park and the bustling commercial space around Madison Square Park. 121 East 22nd conveys the meeting of the two neighborhoods, realized through two interlocking planes that come together at 23rd and Lexington to form a distinct, three-dimensional corner.

This program is organized in conjunction with Archtober, New York City’s month-long architecture and design festival.

All Archtober sales are final. No refunds available.

Please Note: Your registration for this event constitutes your agreement to specific and limited use of your email address, and possibly your image or voice, in related communications. Learn more in our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. Contact info@aiany.org with questions.

Wed, Oct 30 12:00 pm

Building of the Day: 10 Jay Street

Attendee: $10

Architect: ODA New York

Originally the Arbuckle Brothers sugar refinery, 10 Jay stands at an ideal location, flush with waterfront views to integrate innovative design with the site’s landmark heritage. A crystalline geode, with its reflections, speaks to the park, the sunset, the Manhattan Bridge rising beside it, and the riverfront on the other side. As the conversation surrounding heritage and preservation grows, 10 Jay Street bucks conservative trends to challenge the way we view history

This program is organized in conjunction with Archtober, New York City’s month-long architecture and design festival.

All Archtober sales are final. No refunds available.

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Thu, Oct 31 12:00 pm

Building of the Day: Tenement Museum

Attendee: $10

Architect: Perkins Eastman

The Tenement Museum has been transformed from dilapidated, structurally comprised tenement buildings built in the 1860s into a cultural destination and civic resource in NYC of immeasurable worth. Come behind the scenes to tour the “forensic architecture” that has translated history into lessons for the future. The Tenement Museum has recently been honored by the AIA New York, The New York Landmarks Conservancy, The Municipal Art Society of New York, Architizer, and many more.

This program is organized in conjunction with Archtober, New York City’s month-long architecture and design festival.

All Archtober sales are final. No refunds available.

Please Note: Your registration for this event constitutes your agreement to specific and limited use of your email address, and possibly your image or voice, in related communications. Learn more in our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. Contact info@aiany.org with questions.

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