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Online Lecture: Hiding in Plain Sight — NYC Subway Design of Squire J. Vickers

Program No. 24651RJ
Join us on Monday, May 15, 2023, at 2 p.m. (ET) / 11 a.m. (PT) for a one-hour lecture and Q&A to learn about the early design of New York City subway stations.
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At a Glance

New York City's historic subway system opened its first line in 1904, and today, it is a global icon. However, the design of its 472 stations remains a mystery to the 2.4 million riders who use the system daily. The unknown architect who had the greatest impact on the system's design was Squire J. Vickers, who oversaw its greatest expansion from 1913 to 1940. Vickers utilized Arts & Crafts and Machine Age/Art Deco styles to create a distinctive effect that reflected historic design philosophies in an era of rapid change. Discover the system's evolution and the unsung architect whose designs remain hidden in plain sight on a daily basis.

General Notes

Your online lecture will take place live over the course of 1-2 hours. All times are listed in the EASTERN time zone. If you live in a different time zone, please adjust your schedule accordingly. This live online experience uses Zoom Webinar, an easy-to-use web video service that includes closed captioning. All you need is an Internet connection and your computer. You will receive a confirmation email when you enroll, and a reminder email one week and one day before, as well as the morning of the event with a link and instructions on how to tune in. You will not be pictured on screen during the lecture, but you will have the opportunity to ask the instructor live questions using the Q&A box. Unless otherwise noted, all those who enroll in this program receive access to the live event as well as a recording of the lecture that you can watch any time within the two weeks following the live event.

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