Friday, April 15, 2005

Calling all preservationists…Landmarks Forum

Subject: Fwd: Landmarks Forum
Date: 4/14/2005 7:42:29 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time

Our neighborhood has been ignored even though Eric Washington's book on Manhattanville has highlighted the rich history and culture of the area. I will talk to Eric about the district and maybe he can bring it to their attention again.
Note: forwarded message attached.

Anne Z. Whitman

To: undisclosed-Recipient
Subject: Landmarks Forum
Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2005 16:51:34 -0400

Calling all preservationists…

Celebrate! Tuesday, April 19, marks the day Mayor Robert Wagner enacted New York’s Landmarks Law in 1965.

Contemplate! Forty years later, how is the Landmarks Preservation Commission doing?

Participate! If you care about the future of the Law and the Commission, please come to this forum – and bring your tough questions. Information below…

The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission invites you to a symposium

40 Years of Landmarks Preservation in New York

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

John L. Tishman Auditorium, designed by Joseph Urban

New School University

66 West 12th Street

On April 19, 1965, Mayor Robert Wagner signed into law the bill establishing the Landmarks Law and forming the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission. To date, the Commission has designated 1,119 individual landmarks, 83 historic districts, and 11 district extensions, totaling approximately 23,000 buildings. This symposium has been organized to mark the Commission’s fortieth anniversary.

Schedule of Events

1:30 Welcome and Opening remarks

Robert B. Tierney, Chair, Landmarks Preservation Commission

Bob Kerrey, President, New School University

2:00 – 3:15 Creating a Layered City: On Preservation and Development

Panelists: Peg Breen, President, New York Landmarks Conservancy; Richard Cook, Partner, Cook + Fox, Architects; Ken Fisher, Partner, Wolff Block Schorr & Solis-Cohen; and Charles Lockwood, author of Bricks and Brownstones

Moderator: Gaston Silva, Chief Operating Officer, Vornado Trust Realty

3:15 – 3:30 Coffee Break

3:30 – 4:45 Changing New York: The Evolution of the Historic Preservation Movement

Panelists: J. Max Bond Jr., Partner, Davis Brody Bond; Susan Henshaw Jones, President and Director, Museum of the City of New York; Joan Maynard, Executive Director Emeritus, Society for the Preservation of Weeksville and Bedford-Stuyvesant History; Otis Pratt Pearsall, Commissioner, Art Commission of the City of New York; and Charles Platt, Partner, Platt Byard Dovell White, Architects

Moderator: Paul Goldberger, Dean, Parsons School of Design, New School University, and Architecture Critic, The New Yorker

The Landmarks Preservation Commission thanks New School University and

the New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation for their support of this event.

No R.S.V.P. is required for this free event.

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