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New York’s First Skyscrapers: When, Where, & Why?

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New York’s First Skyscrapers: When, Where, & Why?

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Why did some office buildings and apartment houses begin to get taller in the mid-1870s and the early-1880s, respectively? Where did developers build and why? How did corporations design buildings for their needs, as well as for profit?

Speakers in the first Friday afternoon session will address these and other issues, from the introduction of elevators to telephone technology, as well as the cooperative movement in residential architecture.

Introductions by Carol Willis

Riding High in the Age of Masonry: Elevators in Office Buildings, 1870-1875
Lee Gray, Prof. of Architectural History, School of Architecture at UNC Charlotte

Vertical Expansion: Telephone Infrastructure and Density in the Urban Market
Kathryn Holliday, Assoc. Prof. of Architectural History, School of Architecture, University of Texas Arlington

Uptown Apartments: Layout Planning for Extra Height
Andrew Alpern, Independent scholar

Questions and Colloquy

 

FREE. 2 AIA CES LUs available.
Reservations are required for each session. Click here to RSVP to Session 3 or RSVP to programs@skyscraper.org with the subject Session 3. Seating priority is given to Members, Corporate Member firms and their employees. All guests MUST RSVP to assure admittance.
Click here to RSVP to Session 3.

 

This event is part of a symposium. Click here for more information or to learn about other events in the symposium.

Details

Date:
March 10, 2017
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
http://skyscraper.org/symposium.html

Venue

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Cornell AAP
26 Broadway, 20th Floor,NY10004United States
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