New York’s Garment Center. A district that is replete with talented fashion designers, manufacturing and healthy dose of steady chaos. It’s also filled with a rich history and culture that has shaped the city today.
Once home to over 100,000 manufacturing jobs and the largest footprint of factories in the world spanning 18 blocks, the area was seen as a bustling epicenter of American manufacturing. Now, Urban Fabric: Building New York’s Garment District, a pop-up exhibition brought to you by the Skyscraper Museum tells the story of the architecture and urban landscape that began during the 1920s Art Deco period. From the state of the industry, the rise of the Jewish architect turned real-estate mogul that was responsible for the buildings we see today and the lure of New York as a distribution center, it’s a must-see for not only those in fashion, but those that want to understand the diversity and beauty of Midtown.
The free pop-up exhibition runs until October 31 at the Skyscraper Museum pop-up located at 1411 Broadway (at 40th). For those not able to attend, there is a virtual viewing option online. Learn more at Urban Fabric: Building New York’s Garment District.
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