Landmark West members and non-members alike – here is a tour you don’t want to miss. Acclaimed Art Deco expert and architectural historian, Anthony Robins, will lead a captivating walking tour along Central Park West. The original date got rained out so they’ve rescheduled for June 17th.
The tour will offer attendees an up-close look at the Art Deco buildings that form part of Manhattan’s skyline. Additionally, the tour will explore how this style from the 1920s brought color to Central Park West. While the avenue was formerly bleak, Art Deco architecture brought it life and jazz.
The two-hour tour will take attendees to some of the most acclaimed and historic NYC buildings which live on the avenue, including The Majestic at 115 Central Park West, The Eldorado at 300 Central Park West, and the iconic twin-towered buildings of The Century, at 25 CPW (pictured below).
When these buildings were being constructed, their coveted New York City architects combined aesthetics, craftsmanship and materials to create symbols of luxury and modernity in the city. This is a chance to learn from an expert about their history.
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The tour stroll will also include a glimpse into the lobby of one of the previously named Art Deco buildings. Curious? While Landmark West won’t say which one, they recommend purchasing a ticket early if you don’t want to miss out!
Tickets are available for members and non-members, at $25 and $35 each, respectively.
The tour will take place on Monday, June 17th from 6-8pm.
Anthony W. Robins
The tour’s leader has been guiding natives and visitors throughout the city for 25 years. He has led hundreds of walking tours. Additionally, Robins has given countless lectures on New York’s history and architecture.
Anthony W. Robins is the author of five books, and has won multiple New York City Book Awards from the New York Society Library. Robins served for 20 years on the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission, and continues to promote historic preservation. He serves as a consultant, preparing nominations of New York City properties to the National Register of Historic Places. Currently, he serves on the Board of the New York Preservation Archive Project and is Vice President of the Art Deco Society of New York. In 2017, he was honored with the “Guiding Spirit Award” by the Guides Association of New York City.For more cool events, join the newsletter now!