SAVING PLACE: 50 Years of New York City Landmarks

When:
April 20, 2015 all-day America/New York Timezone
2015-04-20T00:00:00-04:00
2015-04-21T00:00:00-04:00
Where:
5th Avenue & East 103rd Street
New York, NY 10029
USA

Redefining Preservation for the 21st Century: A Museum of the City of New York Symposium

Presented in Conjunction with the Opening of the New Exhibition

SAVING PLACE: 50 Years of New York City Landmarks

Monday, April 20 at 5:30 p.m.

New York Academy of Medicine
1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd St.

Organized to mark the 50th anniversary of New York City’s landmark law, the Museum of the City of New York’s exhibition Saving Place: 50 Years of New York City Landmarks will launch with “Redefining Preservation for the 21st Century,” a multi-disciplinary symposium exploring the challenges and the opportunities of the preservation movement today and in the future.

Join Roberta Brandes Gratz, Urban Critic and Journalist; Michael Kimmelman, New York Times Architecture Critic; Robert A. M. Stern, FAIA, Founder Robert A.M. Stern Architects & Dean, School of Architecture, Yale University Vishaan Chakrabarti, AIA, Principal, SHoP Architects & Director of CURE, Columbia University; Steven Spinola, President, Real Estate Board of New York; and moderator  Adele Chatfield-Taylor, former President and CEO of the American Academy in Rome, as they examine how preservation shapes and strengthens our neighborhoods and our city as a whole.

“Saving Place and the history of the landmarks law underscores how civic and business leaders, grass roots activists, and design professionals have come together to create a contemporary New York City that blends old and new in a dynamic urbanism,” said Susan Henshaw Jones, Ronay Menschel Director of the Museum of the City of New York. “As we celebrate the law’s 50th anniversary, this exhibition and symposium is not just about preserving the past, it is also about how landmarks are a vital contribution to the city‘s future for generations to come.”

Symposium tickets are $20 Museum Members, $25 Students/Seniors, and $35 General Public. Price includes free admission to the opening reception afterwards at the Museum (1220 Fifth Avenue) for Saving Place.

Roberta Brandes Gratz, Urban Critic and Journalist

Michael Kimmelman, New York Times Architecture Critic

Robert A. M. Stern, FAIA, Founder Robert A.M. Stern Architects & Dean, School of Architecture, Yale University

Vishaan Chakrabarti, AIA, Principal, SHoP Architects & Director of CURE, Columbia University

Steven Spinola, President, Real Estate Board of New York;

Adele Chatfield-Taylor, former President and CEO of the American Academy in Rome

 

About the Exhibition

Saving Place: 50 Years of New York City Landmarks (April 21, 2015 – September 13, 2015) is a comprehensive exhibition exploring the roots and impact of a landmark preservation movement that has transformed the City and been an engine of New York’s growth and success.

About the Museum of the City of New York

Founded in 1923 as a private, nonprofit corporation, the Museum of the City of New York celebrates and interprets the city, educating the public about its distinctive character, especially its heritage of diversity, opportunity, and perpetual transformation. The Museum connects the past, present, and future of New York City, and serves the people of the city as well as visitors from around the world through exhibitions, school and public programs, publications, and collections. Visit www.mcny.org to learn more.

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