There's a modernist architecture tour of UAlbany's uptown campus coming up

University at Albany campus arches

This year's Historic Albany Foundation / Docomomo Tour Day is October 6 at the UAlbany uptown campus. Tour blurbage:

Join SUNY Albany architect Edward Durell Stone's son, Hicks Stone, and SUNY professor Ray Bromley for an architecture and history tour of the State University of New York at Albany campus, considered a signature work of E.D. Stone, and completed in 1964 on the western outskirts of Albany, NY.
We will also get an update on the renovations and additions to the campus since 2011, the last time we toured the campus for Docomomo tour day.

Edward Durell Stone was a prominent modernist architect whose works included Radio City Music Hall, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Kennedy Center in DC. He also designed the US embassy in New Delhi -- in which you might be able see some of the ideas that would later pop up in the design for the UAlbany campus.

There are two tours that Saturday, at noon and and 2 pm. Tickets are $10 and available online.

Docomomo?
About blurbage for the org: "Docomomo US is dedicated to the preservation of modern architecture, landscape and design. Through advocacy, education and documentation, we provide leadership and knowledge by demonstrating the importance of modern design principles including the social context, technical merits, aesthetics and settings of these important pieces of American history."

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