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Shaping Our City: High-Rise Living, the First 50 Years
06/08/2019 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM ET
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Apartment living became fashionable in the 1880s, transforming the skyline, particularly on Manhattan's Upper West Side. This walking tour looks at the apartment building's first half-century of development, including well-appointed "French" flats, studio buildings with double-height windows, and soaring apartment towers. We'll discuss diverse stylistic trends, from Renaissance Revival and Neo-Gothic to Art Deco, with special attention given to West 66th Street, where many notable artists (and patrons) concentrated during the first decades of the 20th century.
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