At the Museum of the City of New York: Guastavino Vaults New York: Innovation, Structure, and Splendor

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    When:
    June 2, 2014 all-day
    2014-06-02T00:00:00-04:00
    2014-06-03T00:00:00-04:00
    Where:
    Museum of the City of New York
    1220 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10029
    USA

    Museum of the City of New York

    At the Museum of the City of New York

    Guastavino Vaults New York: Innovation, Structure, and Splendor

    Monday, June 2 at 6:30 pm

    Join MIT professor John Ochsendorf for a book signing and slide lecture about the work of the Guastavino Fireproof Construction Company. When the Guastavinos arrived in New York from Spain in the late 19th century, they brought with them an innovative building technique—thin tile structural vaulting—that was lightweight, loadbearing, and incredibly beautiful. These vaults grace some 250 structures in New York City. A MacArthur “genius awardee,” Ochsendorf is the author of Guastavino Vaulting: The Art of Structural Tile (Princeton Architectural Press, 2010).

    Co-sponsored by the AIA New York Chapter and the American Council of Engineering Companies of New York.

    $15 for Museum members; $25 general public.

    For more information, or to order tickets by phone, please call 917.492.3395.