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Carnegie Hall
881 Seventh Avenue (at 57th Street)New York, NY 10019
The world famous concert hall opened on May 5, 1891 with a five day festival during which the composer Tchaikovsky conducted his works. Built under Andrew Carnegie's patronage and designed by William Burnet Tuthill. In the late 1950's, the illustrious hall was nearly demolished save for the intervention of a group of citizens led by violinist Isaac Stern. In the 1980's the hall embarked on a $60 million renovation-restoration, the most extensive in its history, which was completed prior to the hall's centennial celebrations in 1990-1991.

Access: Tours 11:30, 2 & 3. Mon., Tues., Thurs. & Fri. No Tours in summer months.
Phone: (212) 903-9600
Notes: Museum: 110-4:30 daily, closed Wednesdays. Closed during the summer months.
Category: Historic Houses/Sites
Subject: Architecture , Consumer Culture , Class & Class Relations
Time Period: 19th Century since Civil War

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