Fifth Avenue—Architecture and Society: History of America’s Street of Dreams Book Talk

April 16, 2024 6:00 pm to April 16, 2024 7:00 pm

Online, New York, NY

Free

Fifth Avenue, America’s ‘Street of Dreams,’ embodies New York’s evolving architectural, urban, and social history. Present on the 1807 Commissioners’ map emerging from a country road, then in the proposed grid plan of 1811 as one of the major boulevards, Fifth Avenue by the end of the 19th century had become synonymous with a lavish fashionable life, grand mansions, and services catering to the wealthy. As in her previous books, The Villard Houses and Triumvirate: McKim Mead & White: Art, Architecture, Scandal and Class in America’s Golden AgeMosette Broderick gives life to the glamorous stages of New York society. In Fifth Avenue—Architecture and Society: History of America’s Street of Dreams, she also tracks the street’s shifting fortunes as fashion, hotels, and apartment towers bring a new skyline to the elite environs.

This is an online event.

Organization Details:
The Skyscraper Museum212-945-6324programs@skyscraper.org

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