David Whitney Building

May 13 2017 | 10:00am to 11:30am

Tickets available to all members starting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. No tickets will be sold before this time! Public registration for any remaining tickets begins on March 28.

David Charles Whitney selected the architectural firm of D.H. Burnham to design this 19-story building. Done in the Chicago skyscraper style and completed in 1915, the David Whitney Building was designed with a four-story atrium area where shops could be located. This atrium also served to provide light for the building’s corridors. The atrium was done in white tile, terra cotta and marble in the Italian Renaissance style. The public corridors in the building had Italian marble floors and walls. Mahogany was used as the wood in the public areas, while the office floors were in marble. For several decades, the Whitney was a prestigious location for medical offices. Through several decades of changes and additional years of vacancy, the building remained full of potential. This tour will take you inside the recently remodeled building to allow you to learn the history and see how the David Whitney has changed.