Archtober Building of the Day: Queens Theatre

15 October 2012 from 12:30pm to 1:30pm

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Queens Theatre is a place of reconnections, additions that build upon the playful circular geometries of the original 1964 World’s Fair complex designed by Philip Johnson. The new nebula room structure is a 600-person reception room for the Borough, standing on axis with the giant oval of Johnson’s New York State Pavilion. The new room is a transparent viewing pavilion from which to appreciate the park’s dreams of futures past, the Unisphere and the Johnson observatory towers and pavilions still in search of rescue. It is a party room for the Borough, whose rich materials and sunset colors are understood as festive by a wide cross-section of the 109 distinct cultures that are the glory of Queens.

A tour of Queens Theatre will be led by Sara Caples, AIA of Caples Jefferson Architects PC.

Reservations must be made in advance

Queens Theatre

United States United States / Long Island City

14 United Nations Avenue South Queens, NY 11368

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