Tale of Two Cities: High Rise /Low Rise
Sunday, April 14th, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Long Island City
The 2001 rezoning of 34 blocks in Long Island City gave rise to a development boom and brand new skyline that stands in stark contrast to the existing industrial and low-rise neighborhood streets. What does it feel like to be in the shadow of your own neighborhood? During this walk, we will engage with LIC from an architectural and psychological viewpoint. Participants will take a fresh look at both the built surroundings and their emotional reactions to the new landscape. After the tour, we will meet for drinks and a conversation on the surprising ways the city affects our bodies and minds.
This event is eligible for AIA credit.