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The Architect of Light: Happy Hour & Tour of Louis Kahn's Final Masterpiece

Join Four Freedoms Park Conservancy for a discussion on the last great work of Louis Kahn: FDR Four Freedoms State Park. A tour of the presidential memorial will be led by Robert Balder, the Executive Director of Cornell's College of Architecture, Art, and Planning, and Stephen Martin, the Conservancy’s former Director of Design and Planning, detailing the design philosophy of America’s preeminent modernist architect and the changing landscape of Roosevelt Island and New York City. An informal happy hour reception will follow the tour for an opportunity to mix and mingle with fellow architecture and design enthusiasts.


Rain date: Thursday, October 3

About Archtober [ärk’töbər]

Archtober is New York City’s Architecture and Design Month, the ninth-annual festival of architecture activities, programs and exhibitions taking place during the month of October. The ninth-annual Archtober, a celebration of architecture and design, takes place October 1-31, 2019. Organized by the Center for Architecture in collaboration with almost 80 partners and sponsors, the 2019 installment of Archtober gathers events ranging from daily building tours and lectures by design experts, to architecture-themed competitions and parties.