Breuer Buildings

In 1956 Marcel Breuer was asked to develop a comprehensive design for re-planning the NYU campus at this site. From 1959-1970, five buildings were built based on the design and planning of Breuer and his associates Hamilton Smith and Robert F. Gatje. On OHNY Weekend, take a rare tour of Breuer’s distinctive modern spaces with docents from DOCOMOMO NY Tri-State. Tours will include Begrisch Hall, a highly distinctive building that features a pair of sloping cantilevers that spring from side-wall trusses and appear to defy gravity. These bold sculptural forms reflect specific programmatic requirements, enclosing a pair of steep-floored lecture halls, seating a combined two hundred- and-fifty students.

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  1. Hi! Do you have to join something or sign up somewhere to visit the TWA terminal? I’m changing my flight back to NYC to land at JFK on the 18th just to see it.

    • michelle young Reply

      It’s open access, so you won’t need a reservation. But we would recommend going early to line up, it’s guaranteed to be packed!

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