Treasures of New York (Collector's Set)
Take a tour of the Big Apple and discover some of the city's premier cultural establishments. Featuring hidden gems as well as popular destinations, from The Botanical Gardens to the Park Avenue Armory, Treasures of New York explores the architectural and cultural significance of these classic landmarks.
Roosevelt House - An intimate look inside Roosevelt House (now owned by Hunter College) where FDR celebrated his 1932 Presidential victory and established the New Deal. Hosted by Jon Meacham. (26:46 minutes)
Hearst Tower - Take a behind-the-scenes tour of Hearst's world headquarters, New York City's first completed ""green"" office building. Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Lord Norman Foster, the Tower redefined the modern skyscraper and pioneered a sustainable architectural vision for the 21st century. Paula Zahn hosts. (26:46 minutes)
Park Avenue Armory - Park Avenue Armory looks at the history, restoration, and renovation of one of New York's hidden jewels from a bygone era. This documentary explores how the once endangered, crumbling Park Avenue Armory is being transformed into an alternative cultural arts space for New York City. (26:46 minutes)
The New-York Historical Society -Follow the renovation and reinvention of the New-York Historical Society, New York's oldest museum and one of the nation's most important American history research institutions. Go behind the scenes for an inside look at the days leading up to the grand reopening to reveal the dramatic restoration of this landmark building on Central Park West. Hosted by Morley Safer. (27:43 minutes)
Pratt Institute -Discover the prestigious art and design college's vibrant Brooklyn history through the eyes of the two men who ""built"" it: industrialist Charles Pratt, and Dr. Thomas F. Schutte. The film explores Pratt's architectural and cultural impact. Hosted by Pete Hamill. (26:46 minutes)
The New York Botanical Gardens - For over 120 years, The New York Botanical Garden has served as a natural haven for local dwellers and out-of-town visitors alike. With a vast collection of over one million plants growing throughout its 250 acres, this garden is one of the great cultural institutions of New York City as well as a National Historic Landmark. Hosted by Jon Meacham. Hosted by Sigourney. (26:46 minutes)
American Museum of Natural History - For nearly 150 years, the American Museum of Natural History has been a venerated enclave of science and natural history and one of the world's leading research and educational institutions. Get an unprecedented, inside look at the Museum and the recent renovations of the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial and the Bernard Family Hall of North American Mammals. Hosted by Tom Brokaw. (56:00 minutes)
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