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Steinway Piano Factory Tour
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Join AIA Queens as we explore the factory of one of the most famous piano makers in the world, located in Astoria, Queens. Steinway & Sons, founded in 1853, has called Queens home for decades, a place where Steinway pianos are built by hand and its place in local history is worth finding out about.

When: Tuesday, October 18th
11:00 AM
Where: Steinway Piano Factory
United States
Contact: William Gati

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Over the years, Bill has been exposed to various opportunities that, in his words, “had a tremendous influence on my intellectual development” and “helped cultivate a sensitive, attentive, and alert spirit, refined, caring, and exacting nature that molded me into a seasoned professional interested in preserving the public welfare.” Some examples of this include his experience working for the award-winning firm, Perkins and Will, and studying under the great Bill Bobehausen who won his adoration and respect and who he later got to work with. By the 1970s Gati was also an accomplished musician, having studied at Juilliard. The discipline he learned there helped him understand the importance of precision and its impact on beauty; this insight has been a real asset in his architectural career.

His diverse specialties, skills and expertise include:


Medical, dental and related facilities


Residential additions, alterations and new construction


Interior Design


Construction Management




Commercial Renovation, alterations, and new construction


Computer aided design and drafting


Work in Queens, Long Island, and the Tri-state area


Institutional Structures


Building Department Services


Apart from his many other activities, Gati also writes for the New York Real Estate Journal as an Architectural Expert on a quarterly basis and gives Architectural tours of the Queens chapter of the AIA.

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