DARIEN, CONN. — The Darien Library will host a five-week series on famous New York City Landmarks throughout June in its Louise Parker Berry Community Room.
The series will be at 3 p.m. every Monday, starting June 1.
- June 1: Pennsylvania Station . The peak achievement of renowned architects McKim, Meade and White, whose design was based on the Roman Baths of Caracalla, “Penn Station” was completed in 1913. Unceremoniously torn down in 1963, the loss of this architectural masterpiece led directly to the establishment of the Landmarks Preservation Society.
- June 8: Statue of Liberty. A photographic journey of one of America’s most iconic monuments, from the ancient origins of its design to her post on Liberty Island standing watch over New York Harbor.
- June 15: Brooklyn Bridge. From the tall Gothic arches of its towers to the raised promenade with dramatic views of the New York skyline, this renowned architectural icon has inspired generations with the simple elegance of its design and functional beauty.
- June 22: Empire State Building. Although no longer the world’s tallest building, The Empire State still holds title as New York City’s essential skyscraper. Taking less than a year to build, and opening its doors in the heart of the great depression, the Empire State Building remains a cultural icon and one of New York’s most popular tourist destinations.
- June 29: Ellis Island. It is estimated more than 12 million people passed through Ellis Island, from the time it opened in 1892 through the year 1954 when the last immigrant passed through its door. Join us for a photo tour of this iconic New York landmark that represents America’s rich cultural heritage.
The Darien Library is at 1441 Post Road.
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