One Hundred Barclay
Tue, June 18th, 2019
6:30pm — 8:00pm
This is tour is sold out but members are invited to join the waitlist to be notified via email if a ticket becomes available.
Designed in the 1920s by famed Art Deco architect Ralph Walker, the legendary Barclay-Vesey Building originally served as the headquarters of the New York Telephone Company and is widely considered one of the most important buildings in the history of skyscraper design. Beginning in 2015, the building underwent an extensive conversion into a mixed-use building, including residences, retail, public space, and offices for Verizon.
As the Landmarks/Design Architect for the project, DXA studio was responsible for all alterations and restoration work to the exterior envelope and historic lobby. The coexistence of multiple programs required a sensitivity that maintains the cohesiveness of the original design. DXA converted the Barclay Street façade into a new entry, and re-activated the storefronts, arcades, and terraces with the addition of new light fixtures, landscaping, and signage. They also introduced screens in select areas of the building based on the underlying geometries of Walker’s repeated motif of ornate grape vines, which symbolized the interconnectedness made possible by telecommunication technologies.
The tour will highlight the weaving of this iconic and historic office building with its new residential spaces.
AIA CES: 2 LU | HSW
Reservations are only open to OHNY members. Admission is free but registration is required as space is limited. Reservations begin on May 29 at 8am.
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