Virtual Tour: The Summer of Pools - The WPA Pools of Aymar Embury ll

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Student with Valid .edu Email AddressFREE
General Public$15.00 USD

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It was the hottest summer of the decade, in the midst of a worldwide depression. To the relief and cheers of tens of thousands of its most disadvantaged citizens, 11 massive, state-of-the-art, public swimming pools were opened across New York’s five boroughs in June, July, and August of 1936. Discover how this massive infrastructure investment by the federal government drove ambitious architectural experimentation and collaboration, resulting in recreational infrastructure that we still enjoy today.

John Kriskiewicz, Assoc. AIA

Stay tuned for more information on the upcoming installments of our Summer 2021 Infrastructure Tour Series! Future tours include:

Wednesday, July 21
Autotopia: The Six Bridges of O.H. Amman 

Wednesday, August 18
Hiding in Plain Sight: The Subway Design of Squire J. Vickers