Circle Tours

New York City Center

Professional Circle Tour of the newly restored New York City Center
131 West 55th Street, between 6th and 7th Avenues

Wednesday, January 18

Professional Circle members had an exclusive “behind the scenes” tour of the newly restored New York City Center led by Duncan Hazard, partner at Ennead Architects.

City Center, with its unique neo-Moorish facade, was built in 1923 as a meeting hall for the members of the Ancient Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine.

In 2010, City Center initiated a comprehensive renovation project to dramatically enhance audience and artist experiences while bringing back the beauty and charm of the organization’s landmarked theater. The modernization and restoration marks the building’s first major renovation since its construction in the early 1920s. A grand re-opening in October began a new era for the building and for New York City Center.

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Circle tours go behind-the-scenes of some of New York’s most interesting historic properties. Some tours require hard hats to visit projects during restoration, while others showcase completed restorations of commercial buildings, residences, museums, churches, and synagogues. On occasion, conservators, engineers, and craftspeople open their studios to our Circle members. For more information, contact Jenna Smith at 212.995.5260 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)