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New York's Great Structures: Buildings, Bridges, Tunnels, and More

New York is known as a center of art, culture, and finance, but the most prominent images of the physical city are its great buildings and bridges, its parks and transportation network, and its statues. Many are with us still, such as the Brooklyn Bridge, the Woolworth Building, the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, and Rockefeller Center, but some have been ripped from the city’s fabric, such as the Singer Building, the world’s tallest in 1908. In a series of eight illustrated lectures, explore the fascinating stories behind the city’s great structures, present and past.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • An understanding of the role that New York City’s buildings, bridges, and tunnels play in the city’s history and future
  • Familiarity with architectural styles, including Federal, Greek Revival, Gothic Revival, neoclassical, and art deco

Ideal for

  • The culturally engaged
  • Architecture and preservation advocates
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