New York’s civic and public buildings have always included much more than drab government buildings. Many are symbolic landmarks that project the image of a majestic metropolis to New Yorkers and the world. As the city expands, however, we find ourselves needing to reuse or reconfigure many of these buildings, as with the recently renovated United Nations Headquarters. Join a panel of experts on New York City architecture, history, and preservation to discuss how we can best protect the storied past of our civic buildings, while meeting 21st century demands. This program delves into the themes of our exhibitionSaving Place: 50 Years of New York City Landmarks, on view through January 3.
Michael Adlerstein, FAIA, Former Assistant Secretary General for the Capital Master Plan Project
Randall Mason, Chair, Graduate Program in Historic Preservation, University of Pennsylvania
Robert Pigott, Lawyer and Author of New York’s Legal Landmarks
Erica Avrami (moderator), Assistant Professor of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, Columbia University