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Upcoming Tours and Events

THE OCULUS AND WOOLWORTH BUILDING TOUR
New York, NY
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
11:15 am to 3:30 pm

We will have a special tour on March 25th covering the Oculus and the Woolworth Building. The Oculus, designed by famed Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, is the centerpiece of the new World Trade Center Transportation Hub, as well as a shopping center and pedestrian tunnel, and opened in 2016. The Woolworth Building, designed by architect Cass Gilbert, was built for F.W. Woolworth of the Woolworth five-and-dime stores and opened in 1913. It was the tallest building in the world from 1913 to 1920 and has a magnificent lobby, and is clad in ornamental terracotta, though much of the original terracotta was removed or replaced during renovations.

We will meet at 11:15am at the Oculus (exact location will be provided on signup) for a prompt start at 11:30. There will be a lunch break from 12:30 to 2:00 and then a private tour of the Woolworth Building from 2:00 to 3:30. We will have specialist guides -- different ones -- for both parts of the tour.

Fee is $65 per person, payable in advance. Please send a check to the RCSIA Secretary at 235 West End Ave 14C, New York NY 10023, and also email your reservation to Sandy at scotsloon@gmail.com.

We are limited to 15 members attending. If the tour is very oversubscribed we will consider a repeat; if there is over-subscription, the date of receipt of your check will determine the order. We must know by March 15th the final count of those attending. You cannot join part of the tour as, especially, the Woolworth Building is very strict.

Photographs are permitted but no flash or videos or tripods. There are no public restrooms at Woolworth, and there will be a fair amount of walking without seating possibilities. Rain or shine we go ahead unless the subways are down. Some of the tour will inspect exteriors - please be appropriately dressed. No food or drink, water is ok. No children under 10.

 

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