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Great Architecture of 20th-Century New York

Twentieth-century New York City has a vast and varied architectural history. This online class focuses on four different aspects: Grand Central Terminal, the great Broadway theatres, art deco, and the original World Trade Center. Grand Central epitomizes the Beaux-Arts approach to grand urban monuments and planning. The Broadway theatres themselves are works of art and architecture, featuring museum-quality murals and stained glass. Though art deco in New York began as a skyscraper style, it spread to buildings of all kinds and still defines much of the city’s visual character. The World Trade Center was by far the city’s largest building project of the post-World War II era, and its Twin Towers once symbolized the city’s might.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • A detailed look at the art and architecture of important New York City landmarks
  • Familiarity with the history and architectural styles of Grand Central Terminal, Broadway theatres, art deco masterpieces, and the Twin Towers

Ideal for

  • Architecture enthusiasts and history buffs
  • All members of the community—working, retired, and in between

1 section

  • Fall 2020

    • Section

    • Semester

      Fall 2020
    • Date

      Oct 26 - Nov 16
    • Day

    • Time

      • Online
    • Format

      • Online
    • Sessions

    • Faculty

      Robins, Anthony
    • Location

      Instructor Led