Mad for Modern: An Upper East Side Walking Tour

Amidst the Upper East Side’s celebrated array of Beaux Arts, Colonial Revival and other landmarks, can be found important examples of Modern architecture designed by some of America’s most prominent and influential architects of the twentieth century.

Mad for Modern


Discover some of New York’s earliest remaining examples of Modernism designed by William Lescaze, unique townhouses by Edward Durell Stone and Paul Rudolph, an innovative apartment complex by Gordon Bunshaft of SOM, and institutional buildings by Philip Johnson, Edward Larrabee Barnes and Ulrich Franzen. Learn about Marcel Breuer’s icnonic Whitney Museum, now the Met Breuer, and its recent restoration. Guided by John Arbuckle, Assoc. AIA, President of the New York/Tri-State Chapter of DOCOMOMO, an international organization dedicated to preserving Modern architecture, this tour will visit Modern highlights in the East 60s and 70s, in and near the Upper East Side Historic District.

Co-sponsored by Friends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts and AIANY Center for Architecture.


775 Park Avenue


$10 members, $20 non-members


  • April 29, 2018
  • 1:00 pm