Walking Tour: Roosevelt Island, New Town, Cornell Tech, & Four Freedoms Park

Event Pass Information

Event Pass Type
General Public and AIA Members$20.00 USD

Event Details

Meet at Roosevelt Island Tram Station on Roosevelt Island. 

View a sampling of buildings spanning four centuries on the island first as Blackwell’s Island, later Welfare Island, and—since 1973—Roosevelt Island. Join us as we explore a community planned by Philip Johnson and John Burgee, the recently completed FDR Four Freedoms Park designed by Louis Kahn in 1973, and the new Cornell Tech campus. Other highlights include the restored Blackwell farmhouse and Good Shepherd Chapel, James Renwick’s Smallpox Hospital ruins, housing by Johansen & Bhavnani, Sert, Jackson & Associates, and Gruzen Samton, and new Cornell Tech buildings by Snøhetta, Morphosis, and Weiss/Manfredi. 

GuideKyle Johnson, AIA

Health and Safety Guidelines:

The safety and comfort of our guides and guests is our number one priority. By registering for this tour, you acknowledge and agree to adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Proof of complete COVID-19 vaccination (for attendees 6 months and up) with photo ID for adults is required to attend.
  • Face masks are encouraged for all visitors.

Failure to follow these guidelines may result in your guide requesting that you kindly leave the tour group. Refunds will not be provided for tours canceled due to a failure to comply with safety guidelines. 

AIANY cannot be held liable and assumes no responsibility for any injury or loss incurred by participants in these programs. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour start time. Tour is limited to 15 attendees. Walkups cannot be guaranteed a spot on the tour. 

Cancellation Policy: 
AIANY Walking Tours take place rain or shine, please dress for the weather. There are no refunds, cancellations, or exchanges, unless we cancel a tour.