New Buildings New York Tours The Standard

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The Standard, New York.

Courtesy of The Standard, New York

On June 24, the Center for Architecture Foundation (CFAF) launched New Buildings New York, a series of new building tours led by their architects and designers. The series began with a tour of The Standard New York, led by Todd Schliemann, FAIA, and Tara Leibenhaut-Tyre from Polshek Partnership Architects. Tours began in the outdoor courtyard under the High Line and continued throughout the hotel to both public spaces and private guest rooms. Guests took in the views of the Hudson River and Lower Manhattan from the roof and the 18th floor lounge that is not yet open to the public. After the tour, cocktails were served in the hotel’s Wine Room. Approximately $4,000 was raised to help support CFAF’s Programs@theCenter — interactive gallery tours and hands-on workshops designed to engage youth and families in contemporary topics about the built environment.

The CFAF would like to extend a huge thank you to Polshek Partnership Architects for volunteering their time to lead the tours, as well as to staff at The Standard New York, and Andre Balazs Properties, who were exceptionally generous in hosting this event on behalf of the CFAF.

More New Buildings New York tours are planned for 2009 and 2010. Visit the CFAF’s website for information, or e-mail info@cfafoundation.org and request to be added to our tours mailing list.