The First-Ever All-Night Architectural Expedition Velonotte New York
We were proud to produce New York's first ever Architectural Velonight.
On the night of October 1, 2011, Manhattan welcomed its first ever exploration of postwar cultural and architectural history on bicycles – an urban expedition called “Velonight NYC”. World-famous architects, architectural and cultural historians, including Peter Eisenman, Jean Louis Cohen, Ken Jackson and others, narrated the moonlight bike tour that took participants from the Guggenheim Museum to Downtown Manhattan, riding past icons (and failures) of New York’s architecture, urban policy and social/cultural life.
From Frank Lloyd Wright’s Guggenheim Museum to Ground Zero in Lower Manhattan, from the United Nations to Lincoln Center, the cyclists visited 20 sites, including projects by Mies van der Rohe, SOM, Frank Gehry, Phillip Johnson and Rem Koolhaas, and the sites of icons of the city's nightlife, from Studio 54 to the Electric Circus.
Riders were able to hear live commentary on their headphones transmitted through portable radio.