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More than a century ago, the New York Central Railroad married steel construction and electric train traction to a Beaux-Arts vision of the city that reimagined New York on a twentieth-century scale. The Terminal at 42nd Street is an amalgam of modernist efficiency and neo-classical grandeur. Join us to look at American urbanism when cities — not suburbs — were on our minds and New York was emerging as a “world class capital.”
Barry Lewis is an architectural historian and the host of a popular series of walking tours on PBS. He teaches at Cooper Union Forum and the New York School of Interior Design.
The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024
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