New York is defined by its Art Deco buildings, which has transformed the city into the thriving metropolis that stands today. In celebration of the city’s architectural legacy, Untapped Cities is partnering with Anthony W. Robins, New York’s best-known Art Deco guide, for a special walking tour that will bring visitors past the stunning monuments of the 1920s and 30s—from the towering Empire State Building to the Gramercy House on 22nd street. We’re holding this event on May 21st, in conjunction with the launch of Robins’ guidebook, New York Art Deco: A Guide to Gotham’s Jazz Age Architecture, which captures thirty years’ worth of Art Deco knowledge within its pages.
On our upcoming walking tour, you’ll discover one of the very first Art Deco skyscrapers in New York, learn about the truncated telescope of a building 9meant to reclaim the “world’s tallest” title from the Empire State Building), and see Art Deco features of Hotel Ten Park Avenue, the Cheney Brothers Silk Building, the New York Family Court Building (now Baruch College), and more.
Price: $35 (+ fees)
What to know: The tour is 2-hours long.
What to bring: Comfortable walking shoes
See below for more information on Anthony W. Robins’ New York Art Deco: A Guide to Gotham’s Jazz Age Architecture: