Tickets are now on sale for the Architectural League’s 2012 Beaux Arts Ball! The Ball, an annual benefit for the programs of the League (that includes Urban Omnibus), is an event not to be missed. Each year, the event is held in an architecturally-significant space that is re-invented and re-imagined, for one night only, by a team of creative young designers. Check out photos from past events here to get a taste of the unforgettable environments and spaces that have played host to the party in recent years. Buy your tickets today, and come dance, eat, drink and hang out with us on September 22nd at the Williamsburgh Savings Bank!
Beaux Arts Ball 2012: Tender
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Williamsburgh Savings Bank
One Hanson Place
9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
Environment by SOFTlab
Music by Justin Carter (Mister Saturday Night)
Drinks and light fare
To purchase tickets or for more information, including grateful acknowledgment of sponsors and benefit committee members, click here.
About the Williamsburgh Savings Bank
Designed by Halsey, McCormack & Helmer and completed on May 1, 1929, the Williamsburgh Savings Bank at One Hanson Place is an icon of the Brooklyn skyline. The main ﬂoor of the building was occupied by a succession of banks until the early 2000s, with the tower above providing rental offices to a variety of small businesses, including enough dental offices that it was dubbed the “Mecca of dentistry.” Though it lost its claim as the tallest building in the borough in 2010, the four-faced clock at its top remains one of the largest in the world. The Beaux Arts Ball will be held in the 63-foot high former main banking hall, one of New York’s most famous interiors, a space brimming with a mix of Art Deco and Neo-Romanesque details and iconography that celebrate the building’s former depositors’ “industry and thrift.”