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Join NOMA '19 and experience the HYPE with a selection of exclusive New York City tours for NOMA members and conference attendees!

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Join NOMA '19 and experience the HYPE with a selection of exclusive New York City tours for NOMA members and conference attendees!

Tours Include: 1.5 HSW Credits

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17th

  • A Tour of Moynihan Train Hall Under Construction

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18th

  • ONE Willoughby Square

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19th

  • The City College of New York's Great Hall (Shepard Hall)
  • The City College of New York’s Spitzer School of Architecture

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20th

  • The Harlem Tour

Tour: A Tour of Moynihan Train Hall Under Construction

Operator: Jon Cicconi, AIA, Associate Director, SOM

Length: 2 Hours

Cost: $55 per person

Date and Time: 10/17/2019 12-2pm, 2pm-4pm

Meeting Point: At the station, 360 West 33rd Street, New York, NY 10001

CE/LU: 1.5 HSW

Description:

Join SOM’s senior designer on a hardhat construction tour of the monumental civic project to convert McKim, Mead & White’s 1913 Beaux-Arts James A. Farley Post Office into a 21st-century train station. Situated across Eighth Avenue from Pennsylvania Station, the new Daniel Patrick Moynihan Train Hall will be a critical part of the redevelopment of the Penn Station complex, and will anchor the burgeoning development of Manhattan’s Far West Side, creating a public space that offers a tangible link to New York’s grand history while adding much-needed capacity to the region’s rail system.

New York’s original Pennsylvania Station came to symbolize the lost grandeur of rail travel and public space in the United States after its demolition in 1963. With SOM’s design for a light-filled atrium in the Farley Post Office building, the new Moynihan Train Hall will reestablish this sense of civic monumentality. Shrouded during World War II, the vast space at the center of the historic building, which once served as the Post Office’s mail sorting room, will be restored to its original sky-lit state. An iconic new skylight will enclose the new boarding concourse, arching up from massive original steel trusses that span the internal courtyard. Melding old and new, SOM’s design establishes a grand civic space that celebrates the unique history of the Farley Building while evoking the vaulted concourse of the original Penn Station.

At mid-block, between Eighth and Ninth Avenues, another glass-vaulted atrium encloses a new central corridor extending from 31st Street to 33rd Street and offering additional access to the Train Hall as well as retail and dining amenities. The new West End Concourse, with significantly expanded Amtrak and Long Island Rail Road access, opened in June 2017, and the Moynihan Train Hall is anticipated to open in 2020.

Please note that since it is an active construction site, you must wear closed-toe shoes, safety goggles, vest. Hard hats provided.

Tour Leader:

Jon Cicconi, AIA, Associate Director, SOM

Tour: 1 Willoughby Square

Operator: Gilbane

Length: 2 Hours w/ Breakfast

Cost: $55 per person

Date and Time: 10/18/2019 10-12pm

Meeting Point: 9:30 am at the One Willoughby Square Field Office is at 445 Albee Square, Suite G-118.

CE/LU: 1.5 HSW(Pending)

Description:

Join us for an opportunity to visit an active construction site for the 450,000 SF, 34-story 1 Willoughby Square tower that has been crafted to meet the ethos of today’s creative enterprises. 1WSQ will be downtown Brooklyn’s first ground up office development since the area was rezoned, will be the tallest commercial building in the borough, and FXCollaborative’s new home starting in the summer of 2020.

Please note that since it is an active construction site, you must wear closed-toe shoes, safety goggles, vest. Hard hats are provided.

Learning Objectives :

  • Get a first look at building while hearing about the collaborative design process and creative approaches to challenges during the various stages of the project
  • Learn from the architects how the design is a contemporary take on the framed New York Industrial lost with gridded oversized windows, exposed structure and the distinctive glazed brick spandrels that pays homage to architect Ralph Walker’s nearby Belted Lofts building.
  • Identify the building organization to promote social and natural connectivity – a strategically located core and column free loft space which allows for a wide-open work environment without obstruction and surrounded by daylight. Connectivity is further enhanced by interior atria, exterior terraces and three “super floors” incorporating higher ceiling heights, amenity spaces and exterior loggias
  • Understand how FXCollaborative incorporated opportunities for collaboration and design focused conversations within their space.

Tour: The Harlem Tour

Operator: Micheal Adams

Length: 2 Hours

Cost: $50 per person

Date and Time: 10/20/2019 12-2pm

Meeting Point: Leaves from Outside the Schomburg Center (2 or 3 train to 135 Street & Lenox Avenue)

CE/LU: 1.5 HSW

Description:

The Harlem Tour promises to be a compelling trek of discovery. It will highlight master works of notable African American architects: from Paul Williams’ PS 127, the first new public school designed by a black architect in NYC (1954), to Ifill Johnson Hanchard’s sculptural but brutalist design for the 1974 Adam Clayton Powell New York State Office building. At but 19-stories, it was Central Harlem’s tallest structure for a generation. Also included is Vertner Woodson Tandy’s Neo-Adamesque Imperial Order of Elks Lodge, of 1925. Here, in 1926, Asa Philip Randolph founded the International Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, the nation’s first true labor union for black workers and in 1990 documentarian Jenny Livingston shot much of her innovative film about ballroom culture, “Paris is Burning.”

You will be expertly led by architectural historian Michael Henry Adams, a noted preservation activist. Adams wrote the award-winning book, Harlem Lost and Found, An Architectural and Social History, 1765-1915.

Pursued on foot, the tour, encompasses nearly 10 blocks, from Strivers Row on 139th street, to Harlem’s Heart, Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, aka 125th Street. Beyond historic churches, you will see buildings associated with heroic figures like entertainer Aida Overton Walker, comic Bert Williams, composer Scott Joplin and Countee Cullen, the extraordinary poet.

Wear comfortable shoes and book early, there are only 30 slots available. The price for this tour ticket is $50 per person. The tour of about 1 ½ hours will start at 12:00 and allows ample time to catch the ‘A’ train to the Theater District if “Too Pride to Beg” is on your itinerary.

HARLEM TOUR LEARNING OBJECTIONS

  • Learn the history of the original Harlem neighborhood and view examples of several buildings that survived intact through decades of neglect and urban growth.
  • Identify the steps taken to preserve Harlem’s historic buildings and understand the City’s role in development and land-marking in Harlem.
  • Explore similarities and differences between architectural styles and scale on the same block.
  • Consider the roles of architecture, preservation, and place through the lens of cultural influences;
  • Compare and contrast cultural diversity in the development of Harlem.

Tour: The City College of New York's Great Hall (Shepard Hall)

Operator: Open House New York

Length: 1 hour

Cost: Free

Date and Time: 10/19/2019 Tours at 10, 11am, 12, 1pm

Meeting Point: Shepard Hall, 160 Convent Ave. at West 139TH ST

Description:

Join The City College of New York for a tour of the iconic Great Hall hosted by Open House New York (OHNY). OHNY provides broad audiences with unparalleled access to the extraordinary architecture of New York and to the people who help design, build, and preserve the city. Through its year-round programs and the annual OHNY Weekend, Open House New York celebrates the best examples of design and planning throughout the five boroughs, from historic to contemporary, and helps foster a more informed conversation about how architecture and urban design sustain New York as a vibrant place to live, work, and learn. Open House New York is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

Visit: https://ohny.org for additional information

Tour: The City College of New York’s Spitzer School of Architecture Solar Roofpod & Harlem Garden for Urban Food

Operator: Open House New York

Length: 1 Hour Tour or open visit times

Cost: Free

Date and Time: 10/19/2019 10:15 a.m.; 11:15 a.m

Meeting Point: The City College of New York’s Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture, 141 Convent Ave.

Description:

Join The City College of New York for a tour of their Solar Roofpod and Harlem Garden for Urban Food, hosted by Open House New York (OHNY). Atop the Spitzer School of Architecture sits a solution to NYC’s energy and emission problems. The Solar Roofpod is a plus-net-energy roof pavilion designed to provide local green energy for urban buildings. The 800-sf building prototype was designed and built by students under the supervision of Professor Christian Volkmann. Installed in 2014, where it serves as a living classroom, an urban lookout, and a hub for sustainable design. It is also used for various special events and meetings. The rooftop setting overlooking New York’s skyline speaks to the different architectural scales involved in sustainable living. With its 10 kWp of electricity and 12 kWp of additional thermal energy production, the roofpod can provide much of its surplus to the host building beneath it.

OHNY provides broad audiences with unparalleled access to the extraordinary architecture of New York and to the people who help design, build, and preserve the city. Through its year-round programs and the annual OHNY Weekend, Open House New York celebrates the best examples of design and planning throughout the five boroughs, from historic to contemporary, and helps foster a more informed conversation about how architecture and urban design sustain New York as a vibrant place to live, work, and learn. Open House New York is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

Visit: https://ohny.org for additional information

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