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Archtober 2013 New York - Week 4 Agenda
Archtober 2013 New York – Week 4 Agenda


Archtober–New York City’s Architecture and Design Month–is starting!

The anticipated festival from Oct. 1-31, 2013 continues to grow with an amazing variety of exhibitions, conferences, films, tours, and other activities to celebrate the importance of architecture and design in everyday life.

Here’s a list of some exciting highlights from Archtober’s long event list that you should check out for Week 4, Oct. 25-31:

  • Great Design Then and Now | Oct. 25
    Join Marie Warsh, Central Park Conservancy’s Director of Preservation Planning, for an in-depth tour of Central Park’s north end, including visits to the woodland’s rustic bridges, recently reconstructed playgrounds, and other more modern additions, and a discussion of how these places reflect the larger evolution of recreation and urban park design.
  • Walking Tour: Terminal City: The Early Years | Oct. 26

grand-central-terminal-new-yorkWith the opening of Grand Central Terminal in 1913, midtown Manhattan was forever changed.  Learn from architectural historian Matt Postal about the aesthetic principles and zoning ordinance that guided the neighborhood’s development and shaped its architectural character

-highline-new-york-design-agendaView a stunning variety of new architecture in West Chelsea and the Far West Village, as well as the innovative design of the High Line around which it is clustered.

miles_davis_woodlawn_cemeteryThis twilight tour of The Woodlawn Cemetery with Susan Olsen, Director of Historical Services for Woodlawn, will explore multiple perspectives of the Halloween season. Anticipated visits include: the Belmont mausoleum, the Woolworth family mausoleum, the mausoleum of Olive Thomas Pickford (the spirit that haunts Broadway’s New Amsterdam Theatre), and the Ruth Snyder memorial at Sing Sing Prison.

queens-library-discovery-centerTour time: 1-30-2:30 pm.
Completed under the auspices of the New York City Design and Construction Excellence program, the Children’s Library Discovery Center is a 22,000-square-foot, two-story addition to the existing Queens Central Library building. The glowing glass façade is a beacon in the surrounding community and is elemental in increasing the library’s visibility and reintroducing it as a central cultural and social destination.
  • Archtober Building of the Day: Sean Kelly Gallery | Oct. 31
    Tour Time: 12:00-1:00pm
    Pioneering a growing neighborhood of New York City, Sean Kelly Gallery is a 22,000 square foot exhibition space, one of the first in the rapidly developing community adjacent to Hudson Yards and the third extension of the High Line. The tour will be led by Hye-Young Chung of Toshiko Mori Architect.

For the complete list of events from October 1st through 31st, head over to the Archtober online calendar, download & print the Archtober guide, like the Facebook page, or follow Archtober on Twitter, YouTube, and its blog.

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