Members Reception and Private Viewing
The Greatest Grid: The Master Plan of Manhattan 1811-2011 and
The Unfinished Grid: Design Speculations for Manhattan
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
League members and their guests are invited to a private reception and viewing of two exhibitions about the past and future of Manhattan’s legendary street grid. On the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the Commissioners’ Plan for New York–the foundational document that established the original Manhattan grid of 12 north-south avenues and 155 east-west streets–the Museum of the City of New York and the Architectural League have organized a pair of exhibitions that explore the creation and evolution of the Manhattan grid over its first two hundred years, and consider how the grid might continue to evolve in the future.
Wine and snacks will be served.
About the Exhibitions
The Greatest Grid is curated by Hilary Ballon and is a co-presentation of the Museum of the City of New York, the New York Public Library, and the Architectural League of New York. The Unfinished Grid is curated by Gregory Wessner and is organized by the Architectural League of New York in partnership with the Museum of the City of New York. The Greatest Grid and The Unfinished Grid were designed by Cooper Joseph Studio, with exhibition graphics by Thumb Projects.