One To World Walk: Architecture Tour Around Medieval Manhattan
May 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free – $16.00
How did the Dutch colonial era influence the early architecture of lower Manhattan? Explore the unique designs, streets and structures of old New York City. One To World has organized an exclusive architecture-themed walking tour!
While walking the circumference of New Amsterdam, New York City as it existed in 1664, we will gain insight into why it is much harder to navigate downtown Manhattan compared to the rest of NYC, above Houston Street. This is a great opportunity to familiarize yourself with the city in a new and exciting way, all while making new friends in the process!
Our guide, William Singer, AIA, is a Code and Zoning Specialist for The City of New York Department of Buildings Development and Technical Affairs. He is an expert in the design and construction of large-scale public facilities. His major projects have included justice centers, transportation hubs, and cultural centers. Before joining the Department of Buildings he was a partner at Gruzen Samton, a NYC & Virginia-based architecture, planning, interior design and systems engineering firm. A Fulbright fellow (Slovenia, 1993-94), he holds a Master of Architecture degree from the School of Design at North Carolina State University, as well as a Master of Arts in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 2004, Singer received a City of New York Arts Commission Excellence in Design for the renovation design of El Museo Del Barrio.
In case of rain, the event will be held one week later on May 21st.