Antique Skyscrapers and the Tycoons Who Built Them

Register for this Fall 2022 course on the new NYU SPS Academy of Lifelong Learning website.
More than a century ago, towering marvels like the Flatiron Building thrilled the public and transformed cities across America. Take a tour of the best of these elegant landmarks still standing today. Starting with the first skyscrapers in New York and Chicago, we will see how they sparked a radical and permanent transformation of skylines everywhere, from Boston to Miami, San Francisco to Pittsburgh, and Vancouver to Liverpool. The discussion includes surprising details about the architects and millionaires behind these first skyscrapers. Illustrated throughout with vintage postcards, historic images, and colorful photography showing these buildings up close. Questions? Contact us at The Center for Applied Liberal Arts (CALA). Email or call 212-998-7289. Fall 2022 tuition is $299.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • An understanding of skyscrapers transformed cities
  • Familiarity with famous early skyscrapers still standing today
  • New ideas for places to visit and see yourself

Ideal for

  • Art and architecture enthusiasts
  • Art and historic preservation professionals
  • American history buffs
NO open sections available for this course at the moment. Please check back next semester.