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Friends: Excursions

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 01, 2014

MIDTOWN NYC ART DECO: FROM THE CHRYSLER BUILDING TO RADIO CITY 

A WALKING TOUR

The Chrysler Building, the Waldorf-Astoria, Rockefeller Center– these are among the hundreds of Art Deco monuments that during the 1920s and ‘30s helped create the image of New York City as the world’s Modern Metropolis. On this walk we will visit some of New York City's best-known Deco landmarks, including such icons as the Chrysler Building—whose architect, William Van Alen, was once called the Ziegfeld of his profession—and Rockefeller Center, the urbane urban wonderland at Midtown’s heart. We’ll also see some lesser-known but equally wonderful Deco delights, including the Chanin and General Electric buildings, and Midtown’s great Art Deco hotel, the Waldorf-Astoria. Our guide, Anthony W. Robins, was a founding member of the New York Art Deco Society, and is the author of the forthcoming guide to Art Deco Architecture in New York City (SUNY Press).
 
After lunch, we’ll enjoy a private tour of America’s Art Deco show palace, Radio City Music Hall. Interior designer Donald Deskey’s original 1932 furnishings have been expertly restored and adorn the public spaces and lounges of the Music Hall. The lounges of Radio City also house some very significant works of art by prominent artists Stuart Davis, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Withold Gordon Henry Billings and Eduard Buk Ulreich.  The Roxy Suite, designed entirely by Donald Deskey himself, is one of the few remaining spaces still intact. Step back in time and capture the ambiance shared by Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, Alfred Hitchcock, Judy Garland, Vincente Minnelli and many more...
Cost: $140.00 - PURCHASE NOW

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Bus departure time will be 7:45am from the Community Park North/Pettoranello Gardens parking lot, located at Route 206/Mountain Avenue. Our bus is expected back in Princeton by 6:00pm.The price includes transportation, lunch, tour guides and a donation to the library.
 

Please note, this is a walking tour, not a tour by bus.

Cancellation policy: Unfortunately we are unable to provide refunds for this tour; however, in the event you are unable to attend, we will happily allow a guest of your choice to attend in your place.

Questions: Contact the Friends of the Princeton Public Library at 609.924.9529 x280 or friends@princetonlibrary.org.

 

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