DETROIT-PITTSBURGH-NEW YORK SCHEDULE

DETROIT-PITTSBURGH-NEW YORK TOUR INFORMATION

ARCH ON TOUR 44 / DETROIT - PITTSBURGH - NEW YORK

                                       from Detroit River over Fallingwater to Hudson River

 

MAY 15 – 24, 2020

 

DEUTSCH

 

TOUR SCHEDULE as of 2019-10-22, subject to modifications

some appointments and restaurant reservations are currently in request

 

sunrise - sunset

Detroit:       06:10 – 20:45

Pittsburgh: 06:00 – 20:30

New York:  05:35 – 20:15

 

Eastern Time (North America) = UTC - 6 hours

 

Friday, May 15 / flight Vienna - Frankfurt - Detroit

individual check-in

06:30 meeting at the departure gate for boarding / Vienna airport

07:10 – 08:40 flight Vienna – Frankfurt by OS121

10:40 – 13:45 flight Frankfurt – Detroit by LH442

coach transfer to the hotel

check-in Crowne Plaza Detroit Downtown Riverfront

walk

common dinner at RenCen Tower: new Sky-Restaurant!

Detroit Skybridge: connects One Woodward- and The Guardian Building, 1929

1st night in Detroit / Crowne Plaza Detroit Downtown Riverfront

 

Saturday, May 16 / Detroit: City Center, Mid Town and River Tour

breakfast at the hotel

10:00 walk to the city center

Various historic buildings, Fox Theater, etc.

Library Street Collective Gallery

The Belt Alley

Z Park Garage

by tram QLINE to Midtown

Detroit Public Library

Detroit Institute of Arts / Detroit Industry Murals

individual lunch

Cadillac Place, Fisher Building, Albert Kahn Building / Albert Kahn, 1923, 1928, 1931

tram QLINE

walk along the river bank

18:00 "Diamond Jack´s River Tour" / private boat-charter with pizza

walk back to the hotel

2nd night in Detroit / Crowne Plaza Detroit Downtown Riverfront

 

Sunday, May 17 / Detroit: Bike Tour, People Mover

breakfast at the hotel

10:00 Bike Tour with Jeff Potter:

Cobo Center, Ambassador Bridge, Corktown, Michigan Central Train Depot

Eastern Market / individual lunch

La Fayette Park / Mies van de Rohe

Elmwood Park and Cemetery, Heidelberg Project, ev. Russel Industrial Center, Belle Isle

ca. 15:00 back to the hotel, rest

Monorail "People Mover"

walk to Shinola Hotel, Evening Bar

common dinner at "Grey Ghost"

3rd night in Detroit / Crowne Plaza Detroit Downtown Riverfront

 

Monday, May 18 / Detroit: Dearborn and Northland

breakfast at the hotel

10:00 People Mover bis Times Square Station

Michigan Theater – Garage

by coach to Dearborn

The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation

individual lunch

by coach to Northland

Northland Center Mall, first shopping-center / Victor Gruen, 1954

Reynolds Metals Building / Yamasaki, 1958

Synagoge Shaarey Zadek / Percival Goodman, Albert Kahn Associates, 1963

Lawrence Technology University, Highland Park, Campus / 1932

Taubman Complex / Morphosis, 2015

General Motors Technical Center

Affleck House / Frank Lloyd Wright (visit confirmed!)

ca 18:00 tour ends at the hotel, free evening

4th night in Detroit / Crowne Plaza Detroit Downtown Riverfront

 

Tuesday, May 19 / road trip: Detroit - House Fallingwater - Pittsburgh

breakfast at the hotel, check-out

07:00 departure by coach

by coach to Mill Run, House Fallingwater (ca. 6 hrs)

common lunch at Fallingwater Café

House Fallingwater / Frank Lloyd Wright, 1939 (guided tour)

by coach to Pittsburgh (ca 1,5 hrs)

ca. 18:00 check-in Hotel Wyndham Grand

walk to Market Square: Abendessen

1st night in Pittsburgh / Hotel Wyndham Grand

 

Wednesday, May 20 / Pittsburgh: City Center, Andy Warhol

breakfast at the hotel

10:00 walk

Andy Warhol Museum

city walk:

PPG Place / Philip Johnson, John Burgee Architects, 1984

United Steelworkers Building/ Curtis and Davis, 1963

US Steel Tower, 1967

Three Gateway Center, 1952

Alcoa Building, 1953

University of Pittsburgh Campus, individual lunch

funicular Monongahela and Duquesne Incline

common dinner

walk back to the hotel

2nd night in Pittsburgh / Hotel Wyndham Grand

 

Thursday, May 21 / Pittsburgh - New York: Lower Manhattan

breakfast at the hotel, check-out

08:30 coach transfer to the airport

10:15 – 11:48 flight: Pittsburgh - New York JFK by DL5224

coach transfer to the hotel

ca. 13:30 check-in hotel The Standard Highline individual lunch

Metro

9/11 Memorial Museum / Davis Brody Bond, 2014

World Trade Center PATH Station / Santiago Calatrava, 2016

New Museum of Contemporary Art / SANAA, 2007

common dinner

1st night in New York / Hotel The Standard Highline

 

Friday, May 22 / New York: Central Park, upper Manhattan

breakfast at the hotel

Metro to Columbus Circle

Lincoln Center, walk along West Broadway

Central Park

Guggenheim Museum / Frank Lloyd Wright, 1959

Common lunch at "Brooklyn Diner 57th street"

MoMA / Yoshio Taniguchi, 2004 (new opening in October 2019!)

Austrian Cultural Forum / Raimund Abraham, 2002

19:30 Rockefeller Center / Top of the Rock Observation Deck

uptown: "super slender skyscrapers"

free evening, optional: Rooftop Bar Madison Square/Broadway

2nd night in New York / Hotel The Standard Highline

 

Saturday, May 23 / New York: Hudson Yards, Midtown, Brooklyn

breakfast at the hotel

walk:

New York City Highline / Diller Scofidio + Renfro, 2003

Hudson Yards / KPF, BIG, SOM, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Rockwell Group

Hudson Yards Vessel / Heatherwick Studio, 2019

Metro

walk: Midtown Manhattan

Flat Iron Building / Daniel Burnham, 1902

Empire State Building / Shreve, Lamb and Harmon, 1931

Times Square

Bryant Park

Chrysler Building / William Van Alen, 1930

ferry: East 34th Street Pier bis Astoria Pier, Brooklyn

Isamu Noguchi Museum

ferry

common dinner at "Westlight", Brooklyn

3rd night in New York / Hotel The Standard Highline

 

Sunday, May 24 / New York - Wien

breakfast at the hotel

10:00 short walk

Whitney Museum of American Art / Renzo Piano, 2015

free time

ca. 14:00 coach transfer to the airport

17:35 – 08:20 flight New York JFK – Vienna by OS088 (arrival on May 25)

 

Monday, May 25 / Vienna

08:20 arrival in Vienna

 

 

 

 

Fotocredits:

Judith Eiblmayr

Dominic Aria Apl Karimi

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ARCH ON TOUR 44 / DPNY DETROIT - PITTSBURGH - NEW YORK

                                       from Detroit River over Fallingwater to Hudson River

 

MAY 15 – 24, 2020

 

DEUTSCH

 

concept: Marion Kuzmany / ARCH ON TOUR, Judith Eiblmayr / architect

guiding: Judith Eiblmayr, local architects and experts

tour operator: Mondial GmbH & Co. KG

 

Bridges and waters are the common thread of this ten days architecture tour: Pantha rhei – everything is flowing. Worldwide bridges are built in terms of shaping new forms of urbanism and on this tour we will get the notion of progress in the USA. Let’s get moving!

The excursion starts in Detroit , one of the former most important industrial cities of the world. Planned in 1806 as City Beautiful on a concentric plot - an unsusual plannning for american towns - Detroit was developing to an industrial hub. Though, the rapidly rising to becoming the Motorcity was followed by a steady declining since the 1960ies, a development which is seen in its building culture and the remains of it. Art Déco skyscrapers, theatres, factories and mansions are artifacts of the prosperity of the beginning of the 20th century, buildings by Mies van der Rohe, Eero Saarinen and Victor Gruen show the influence of modern European architects after World War II and the times of urban renewal. Likewise exciting is the shape of the postindustrial age: Detroit River is clean, the city has thinned out, eventually nature takes over the free lots. Creatives have moved to Detroit implementing new ideas - urban renewal in these days means urban gardening and make the city blooming again.

After Detroit, Michigan we are heading by bus to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, located at the confluence of two rivers. Known for its bridges and metal facades the city refers to its history as former steal industry hub. One of the highlights will be the visiting of the nearby Kaufmann House by Frank Lloyd Wright built in 1939, one of the most impressive examples of modern architecture and worldwide famous as the Fallingwater House. Another great opportunity our trip is offering will be the Andy Warhol Museum, showing the biggest collection of the Pop artist’s work. Andy Warhol was born and grew up in Pittsburgh.

Our very special USA tour is culminating in New York City; Though, an architecture all time high the city’s shape improved fast in the last decade: The National September 11 Memorial on Ground Zero, Santiago Calatrava’s World Trade Center PATH Station, the new shaping of super slender skyscrapers or the Hudson Yards Quarter are impressive new landmarks. Staying at The Standard Hotel on Highline we can catch the wonderful view over Hudson River and Highline Park and walk over easily to the Whitney Museum of American Art by Renzo Piano. The Museum of Modern Art - after a conversion reopened - and the New Art Museum by SANAA in Brooklyn are on our schedule and, last but not least some rooftop bars; In all three of them we will enjoy overlooking the cities and enjoy our tour!

 

ITINERARY

May 15, 2020 / flight Vienna - Frankfurt: 07:10 – 08:40 by Austrian Airlines OS121, flight Frankfurt - Detroit: 10:40 – 13:45 by Lufthansa LH442

May 15 -19, 2020 / DETROIT / 4 nights (incl. breakfast) at „Hotel Crowne Plaza Detroit Downtown Riverfront“, near Detroit River and in walking distance to the city center

May 19, 2020 / „Road-Trip“ by private coach from Detroit to Pittsburgh, visit of House Fallingwater

May 19 - 21, 2020 / PITTSBURGH / 2 nights (incl. breakfast) at „Wyndham Grand Hotel“ near Ohio- and Monongahela River and in walking distance to the city center

May 21, 2020 /  flight Pittsburgh - New York JFK: 10:15 – 11:48 by Delta DL5224

May 21 - 24, 2020 / NEW YORK / 3 nights (incl. breakfast) at „The Standard Highline Hotel” on the tracks of the former High-Line at the hip Meatpacking District near Hudson River

May 24 - 25, 2020 / flight New York JFK - Vienna: 17:35 – 08:20 / direct flight by Austrian Airlines OS088

 

REGISTRATION until Nov. 20, 2019 to kuzmany@archontour.at

 

TOUR PRICE per person in a double (twin) room 4.655,- EUR (incl. tax)

single room supplement: 1.150,- EUR

 

the tour price includes: flights (Economy class) from/to Vienna, by Lufthansa via Frankfurt to Detroit and direct return flight by Austrian Airlines from New York JFK, 1 domestic flight Pittsburgh – New York by Delta, 9 nights including breakfasts in particular and centrally located hotels (refer to itinerary and schedule), airport transfers, private coach, private boat charter, public transport (Monorail, funicular, ferries, Metro,...), 9 meals (excluding beverages) in selected restaurants according to the schedule, all entrance fees to museums, etc., guided visits, bike-tour, program and project-description brochure, the entire tour is accompanied and expert-guided by the architects  Dr. Judith Eiblmayr and Marion Kuzmany

 not included: individual meals and individual program, drinks at restaurants and bars, taxi rides

 

schedule: subject to modifications

 

Tour operator:  Mondial GmbH & Co. KG

 

General Terms and Conditions: "Allgemeine Reisebedingungen (ARB 1992)"

 

Cancellation terms:

from the day of written registration until 30 days before departure.........15%

from 29 until 20 days before departure.........................................................25%

from 19 until 10 days before departure ........................................................50%

from 09 until 04 days before departure.........................................................65%

from 3 days (72h) until 02 days before departure.........................................85%

from 1 day (24h) before departure ...............................................................100% of the tour price.

 

Any cancellations can only be accepted in writing.

 

Participation is at your own perils and risk.

 

 

 

 

Fotocredits:

Judith Eiblmayr

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