Urban re-development, slimmest skyscrapers, art installations, constant film sets, green park initiatives, a city that does not sleep… Viaggi di Architettura takes you to New York with specialized architect guides.
In New York, there are many styles that can be observed and admired from government buildings to churches and synagogues, from Art Galleries to Museums, from Financial headquarters to Foundations.
Walking around Greenwich Village, East Village, Gramercy Park, Chelsea some city highlights can be admired:
List of places to see and visit in New York is endless. At Midtown Manhattan, the city highlights include Hearst Tower by Foster + Partners or New York Times Building by Renzo Piano. At Lower East Side, there is New Museum by SANAA.
41 Cooper Square, an institutional facility by by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Thom Mayne and his firm Morphosis features state of the art laboratories, classrooms and studios. It is also the first academic building in New York to achieve the LEED Platinum Status.
At Bronx the award winning Via Verde by Dattner Architects; Grimshaw Architects. Experience continues moving towards SoHo – transformation from historic cast iron district to bohemian housing – to funky and chic NoHo, where there are more archistars such as 40 Bond by Herzog and de Meuron.
Green parks are an integral part of the New York DNA such as Central Park or Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park. In the neighbourhood of Central Park, Apple Store 5th Avenue by by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson stands out as one of the most innovative retail experiences. Not to miss High Line by Diller Scofidio + Renfro; James Corner Field Operations, a public park built on a historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side.
Another memorable moment of New York is at sunset or at night looking over the Brooklyn Bridge Park by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates or 9/11 Memorial Pools by Michael Arad/Handel Architects; Peter Walker and Partners.
Viaggi di Architettura suggests at least six full days in the city in order to visit ‘live’ it thoroughly.For information, reservations or special requests on routes dedicated to the city of New York by Viaggi di Architettura.