The stunning and often hidden architecture of Guastavino is the masterful work of a pair of New York City’s most under-appreciated, yet prolific, engineers. The Guastavino father and son team incorporated their tile arch system into dozens of buildings across the five boroughs including New York City’s most iconic landmarks such as Grand Central Terminal, City Hall Station, and the Queensboro Bridge. On Thursday, October 1st, join Untapped New York as we virtually travel up the east side of Manhattan with our Chief Experience Officer Justin Rivers to uncover these often hidden-in-plain-sight gems and learn what made Guastavino’s work so visually and structurally breathtaking.

Oyster Bar in Grand Central with Guastavino arches

This webinar, Rafael Guastavino’s New York, is part of the first day of Archtober, New York City’s month-long celebration of architecture and design. Now in its tenth year, Archtober brings together a wide variety of organizations from all over New York City to hosts talks, tours, and exhibitions every day during the month of October. Untapped New York is proud to be a media sponsor of this year’s festival. We will be hosting virtual and in-person events throughout the month! You can purchase tickets to uncover the hidden architecture of Guastavino (which you’ve probably walked under many times!) with the button below.


Municipal Building's Guastavino tiles and subway entrance

If you are an Untapped New York Insider,  you can join this live event for free! Get two months of Insider membership for free with code JOINUS. A video of the talk will also be made available to all our Insiders afterwards in the Video Archive section of our website.


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