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This course takes a focused look on many of New York City’s most beloved icons of architecture covering early extant examples such as St. Paul’s Chapel to the most contemporary such as the new Lincoln Center complex.

Each class session will select several works to discuss, examining architectural style, form, materials, technologies and the building’s place within the historical and social context of the urban fabric of NYC.

Course Outline:

  • Class 1:  New York City’s 18th & 19th Century Architectural Heritage – St. Paul’s Chapel, City Hall, Federal Hall, Trinity Church and/or others.
  • Class 2: Early 20th Century Icons of NYC Architecture – The Woolworth Building, the Flatiron Building, the New York Public Library, Grand Central Station and/or others.
  • Class 3: New York’s Art Deco Dazzlers – The Chrysler Building, the Chanin Building, the Empire State Building and/or others.
  • Class 4: Modern Icons of NYC Architecture – the Lever House, the Guggenheim, the Seagram’s Building and/or others.
  • Class 5: 21st Century Icons of NYC – Thomas Mayne’s Cooper Union; Frank Gehry’s IAC Building and Spruce Street Building; Jean Nouvel’s 11th Street Apartment Building and /or others.
  • Class 6: Walking Tour – Leading examples of buildings from each of the periods covered in the course will be examined.  Many buildings not discussed in the classroom sessions will be included.

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If you have any questions or need assistance with your registration please call Customer Service at 212.415.5500 during our Hours of Operation.

If you prefer, you can order your tickets and class enrollments by calling Customer Service at 212.415.5500 during our Hours of Operation, using Visa, MasterCard or American Express. You can also place your order by fax, by mail, or in person at our Box Office on Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street.

About 92Y YourStage

92Y YourStage provides a venue for independent curators, performers, and educators to mount a professional production. Yourstage events are confirmed once they meet a threshold for ticket sales by a certain date.

YourStage events that are ON have been confirmed; PENDING events need to generate more ticket sales; If an event fails to generate enough ticket sales, the event will be CALLED OFF, and all ticket holders will be refunded.

Get to the front of the line!

Priority registration puts you at the front of the line to register for courses and events for an upcoming semester.

Eligible patrons will be able to order priority registration online.


Who is eligible for priority registration?

Individuals who have participated in 92nd Street Y programs over the past year in selected program areas, participants in certain memberships, and those who have made contributions of $500 or more to 92Y, are eligible to register for programs before they become available to the general public.

How do I know if I qualify?

Patrons that qualify for Priority Registration will receive packets in the mail explaining how to purchase online. Priority registration is normally mailed 2-3 weeks before a catalog is available. Registration information includes your Patron ID#. You can use this ID# to setup your login information online. This will allow you to register early for a course or event. Please note: if you receive a packet, you are only eligible to priority register for the programs covered in your packet.

Priority Registration Support

To find out if you are eligible for priority registration, don't have your Patron ID#, or having difficulty ordering online, please call 212.415.5500 or email.