DOCOMOMO US Annual Tour Day is expanding to include Canada and Mexico!
With the inclusion of sites in Mexico and Canada the Third Annual DOCOMOMO US Tour Day will go international. The October 10, 2009 tours highlighting modern architecture will once again be hosted by DOCOMOMO US and its 10/11/ chapters and by numerous preservation organizations throughout the nation. AIA CES credits will be available on select tours.
Tour day 2009 builds on the successes of Tour Day 2008. In 2008, DOCOMOMO US, along with its ten chapters, Docomomo Puerto Rico, and eight other organizations, hosted 23 modern architecture tours in over twenty cities throughout the nation. WORKING IN collaboration with Open House New York (OHNY), America's largest architecture and design event, DOCOMOMO US sponsored a Midtown Moderns tour in New York City. Tour Day 2008 attracted over 500 participants. Several tours offering AIA CES credits sold out immediately. In some locations, including Florida and Georgia, concurrent lectures and events were organized throughout the weekend. Among the diverse tour topics were religious structures, corporate modernism, locally prominent architects, and post-war housing.