Circle Tours

Park Avenue Armory

Restored, Board of Officers Room

The Library (Now known as the Silver Room)

Professional Circle members were given an exclusive tour of the ongoing restoration of the historic rooms at the Park Avenue Armory designed by masters of the American Aesthetic Movement. The renovation is being designed by the teams of Herzog & de Meuron and Platt Byard Dovell White Architects.

Having served as the former home of the National Guard’s prestigious Seventh Regiment, Park Avenue Armory has transformed into a groundbreaking cultural institution. Since 2007, it has organized a series of immersive performances and installations that have drawn critical acclaim and popular attention. 

Completed in 1881, the Armory combines a rich social and military history with an extraordinary ensemble of 19th-century period rooms by the most prominent designers and artists of the day including Louis Comfort Tiffany, Stanford White, Herter Brothers, and Pottier & Stymus amongst others. 

Both the interior and exterior of the building are New York City landmarks and the Armory was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1986.

Many thanks to our tour guide Kirsten Reoch, Director of Design and Construction, Park Avenue Armory.

Photos from the Tour

Photo Album from 2012 Tour


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Throughout the year, 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.

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