Art Deco New York

The entrance of the famed Chrysler Building
The entrance of the famed Chrysler Building

The Roslyn Landmark Society will start their 2015 monthly lecture series with a presentation, “Art Deco New York: From the Chrysler Building to the Grand Concourse” by noted historian, Anthony W. Robins. The lecture will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the Atria on Roslyn Harbor, 99 Landing Rd. The lecture and parking is free to the public.

This lecture covers the great skyscrapers of architects Raymond Hood, William Van Alen, Ely Jacques Kahn, and Ralph Walker, including the Daily News, Empire State, Irving Trust, General Electric, American Radiator, Barclay-Vesey and RCA Buildings.

It then traces the adaptation of this skyscraper style through apartment buildings on the Bronx’s Grand Concourse, airport terminals at LaGuardia, the Central Park West residential skyline, automated midtown parking garages, diners, hotels, department stores, banks and theaters like Radio City Music Hall.

The Chrysler Building
The Chrysler Building

Anthony Robins, a historian specializing in New York City architecture and history, has lectured for museums, universities, and private groups around the world. Formerly deputy director of Research and Director of Survey at the New York Landmarks Commission, he has published three books: The World Trade Center, Subway Style and Grand Central Terminal: 100 Years of a New York Landmark.

The lecture and parking are free. No RSVP necessary. Call 516-625-4363 or or www.roslyn for more information.


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