Wednesday 29 March 2017, 18:00 - 19:30
The Histories of Architecture. The Cities of the World

Empire State Building | with Francesco Dal Co

MAXXI Auditorium – admittance €5; ticket purchasers are entitled to reduced price admittance to the museum (€ 8) within one week of issue
€4 for myMAXXI cardholders; special myMAXXI carnet for four lectures €12

From architecture to planning, four lectures for four cities: Tokyo, Milan, London and New York recounted through their social, cultural, economic and political contexts

For the second edition of The Histories of Architecture academics working in the field will be discussing through a stratigraphic reading of contemporary architecture and planning the social, cultural, economic and political contexts of Tokyo, Milan, London and New York, presenting an image as variegated and complete as possible of these four international architectural poles.

New York
“The Empire State Building has been built to resist the rigours of the centuries to come. How long it will endure in this changing world no one knows. Now however, we are astonished by the wonder of its birth.” These words conclude the Notes on Construction of Empire State Building compiled by Starret Brothers & Eken, the firm responsible for the construction of what in the collective imagination remains the world’s greatest skyscraper, erected in 19 months.

The Histories of Architecture project has been produced thanks to the support of MINI, a MAXXI Public Programs Partner