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At the dawn of the jet age, Eero Saarinen was called upon for two very important airport projects that helped to shape the way air transport would be accomplished in the United States.  With the TWA Terminal at Idlewild Airport in New York (now JFK), Saarinen provided an important gateway and backdrop to the rapidly growing commercial aviation business in America.  He and his team started from scratch, and worked to understand every functional aspect of airline operations.  They optimized processes, and provided a template for other airports to follow.  At Dulles International Airport in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., Saarinen and his team used all that they had learned in New York and confronted the larger task of designing and building an entirely new airport in a collection of farm fields.  Dulles Airport was the first airport designed specifically for jet aircraft.  Both the TWA Terminal and the Dulles Airport terminal are two of the most important buildings of the twentieth century, and while the TWA Terminal eventually became functionally obsolete, Dulles Airport has continued to grow and expand since the day it opened.  It remains one of the most beautiful airport terminals in the world.  This lecture will chart the path that Saarinen took in this sequence of projects, and allow a deep exploration of the architecture of each terminal.  

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM; starting 4/25/2017, ending 4/25/2017

Tuition: $25.00

Location : Bronxville Public Library Location : 
  Bronxville Public Library.

Instructor : David Brashear 

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Discover the “Boulevard of Dreams,” home to awesome art deco architecture, numerous historic landmarks, and a fascinating history.  The Grand Concourse is a thoroughfare that boasts an Italian Renaissance styled 1924 palazzo designed to serve as a retirement home for wealthy families who had lost their fortunes (the Andrew Freedman Home), the Bronx County Courthouse (the Mario Merola Building), the Bronx Museum, many houses of worship, a fabulous 1929 “Wonder Theatre” (the Loew’s Paradise), and Poe Cottage (former home to Edgar Allan Poe).  Course fee includes a snack and admission to the Poe Cottage.  

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM; starting 7/25/2017, ending 7/25/2017

Tuition: $50.00

Location : T.B.D. Location : 

Instructor : Susan Birnbaum 

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