Post Modern Urbanism: Government Center and Audubon Arts District 1968-1992

The sidewalk in front of New Haven City Hall

165 Church Street
New Haven, CT
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See the evolution of New Haven’s urban planning from large-scale, sweeping urban renewal to the reactive response of adaptive renovations and historically-sensitive contextual projects. This walking tour will cover several prominent buildings and spaces of the 1970’s and ‘80’s along the New Haven Green and the Arts District of Audubon Street. Unbuilt projects such as I.M. Pei’s and Paul Rudolph’s City Hall visions will be shared.

The Audubon Arts District features a pedestrian-friendly street of visual, music and performing arts schools, theaters, studios, non-profits and the Community Foundation, mixed with a variety of retail shops, residences and small businesses.

Covering five blocks, the tour will see about 15 notable buildings and plazas by such architects as Cesar Pelli, Herbert S. Newman, William F. Pederson, Frank Winder, Roth & Moore and others.

This tour is organized by the New Haven Preservation Trust and will be led by board member Channing Harris.

Free and open to the public, advance registration required. SOLD OUT

This event is part of Docomomo US Tour Day 2023.

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