Flushing Meadows Corona Park Tour
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We will explore the rich historic architecture of one of the World's Fairs.

10/29/2016
When: Saturday, October 29, 2016
1:00 PM
Where: Flushing Meadows Corona Park
United States
Contact: William Gati


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We will explore the rich historic architecture of one of the World's Fairs. Many of the structures still exist and have been renovated. The layout provides a loop around the Flushing Meadows Corona Park with some breath-taking views of the historic structures and buildings. We will see the Unisphere, the NYS Pavilion, the Queens Museum, the Queens Theater and the newly renovated USTA Tennis Center. As architects, engineers and lovers of history, we can learn so much from the styles, materials and methods of construction. We can also learn how urban planners were able to preserve nature and position structures among some of the most spectacular views and greenery.

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

 

Inspections

 

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.