The Rise of the Skyscraper City

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The Rise of the Skyscraper City

March 10, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm EST


The second Friday afternoon session will continue to explore new narratives on nineteenth-century New York. Speakers will focus on lesser-studied typologies of commercial architecture, hotels and lofts, and on the extraordinary importance of Broadway as a high-value corridor, made visible by the Ten & Taller survey.

Introductions by Carol Willis

Hotels: Big and Tall
Tom Mellins, architectural historian and independent curator

Broadway: The Tallest Street in the City
Michelle Young, Adjunct Professor, Columbia, GSAPP and founder of Untapped Cities

Lofty Lofts and the Broadway Bridge to Midtown
Carol Willis, Director, The Skyscraper Museum
Response and Comment
Fran Leadon, Assoc. Prof., School of Architecture at the City College of New York

Questions and Colloquy
All symposium speakers

FREE. 2 AIA CES LUs available.
Reservations are required for each session. Click here to RSVP to Session 4 or RSVP to with the subject Session 4. Seating priority is given to Members, Corporate Member firms and their employees. All guests MUST RSVP to assure admittance.


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March 10, 2017
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm EST
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Cornell AAP
26 Broadway, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10004 United States
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