The Politics of Preservation

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The Politics of Preservation

August 6, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

The New York City Landmarks Law establishes a system for the designation, protection, and preservation of the city’s most important architectural and historic properties. The law is implemented by the Landmarks Commission, which is mandated to work with the City Council in carrying out its mission of designating new landmarks. Its work is also impacted by various individuals and groups that have a direct stake in the process: property owners and developers, advocacy groups representing a wide spectrum of beliefs and positions, architects, media outlets, and government agencies. Out of necessity, the political process plays a part in all these interactions. This panel will explore the broad issues that bring the political process to bear on the operations and execution of the Landmarks Law. This program delves into the themes of our exhibition Saving Place: 50 Years of New York City Landmarks, on view through September 13th.

Reception to follow!

Morris Adjmi, FAIA, Founder and Principal of Morris Adjmi Architects
Peg Breen, President, The New York Landmarks Conservancy
Kenneth K. Fisher, Member, Cozen O’Connor
Robert Tierney (moderator), Former Chair of the Landmarks Preservation Commission

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August 6, 2015
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT


Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY United States
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