The Man Who Shaped Modern New York

The Unisphere designed by architect Gilmore D. Clarke, in Flushing Meadows park, was a key feature in the New York State pavilion, who’s construction was overseen by Robert Moses for the 1964 World’s Fair. Moses was the central planner and chief architect for many of New York City’s public works, bridges and buildings from the 1930’s thru the 1960’s. (photo courtesy of Wikipedia)

Columbia University’s Visual Media Center has recently opened a set of exhibits, “”Robert Moses and the Modern City; the Transformation of New York” which chronicles the life and work of Robert Moses, an architect and city planner who undoubtedly was one of the most powerful, controversial and influential New Yorkers for over three decades. If you’ve lived or visited any of New York’s five boroughs, it’s literally impossible for you to have not experienced or travelled any of Moses’s creations.

These exhibits will run concurrently at three New York City musuems, including The Queens Museum or Art, The Museum Of The City of New York, and the Miriam & Ira D Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University.

For more information, please visit the Columbia Univerisity Robert Moses site.

One Response to The Man Who Shaped Modern New York

  1. Pan says:

    Thanks for the info. The show looks interesting.

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