The Politics of Preservation
Thursday, August 6, 2015; 6:30pm Lecture; Reception to follow
The ICAA is pleased to present The Politics of Preservation, in partnership with the Museum of the City of New York. 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 the Museum of the City of New York’s exhibition Saving Place: 50 Years of New York City Landmarks, on view through September 13th.
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
Location: The lecture will be held at The New York Academy of Medicine (1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street); reception to follow at the Museum of the City of New York (1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street).
Cost/Reservations: $10 for ICAA members; Free for MCNY members, $12 for students/seniors, $16 for non-members. Visit the Museum of the City of New York website to reserve. The discount code is SAVE50.
The Saving Place public programs series is made possible through the generous support of the New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation. The symposium is co-sponsored by Historic Districts Council, The Municipal Art Society, New York Preservation Archive Project, New York Landmarks Conservancy, and is co-presented with AIA New York Chapter | Center for Architecture, AIANY Historic Building Committee, American Scottish Foundation, Art Deco Society of New York, The Beaux Arts Alliance, Bronx Museum of Arts, Brooklyn Heights Association, Brooklyn Historical Society, Carnegie Hill Neighbors, Central Park Conservancy, Columbia University GSAPP, Cooper-Hewitt, CUNY Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture, Docomomo US/New York Tri-State, Friends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts, Global Gateway Alliance, Gotham Center for New York City History, Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, The Hamilton Heights-West Harlem Community Preservation Organization, Historic House Trust, The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA), The James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation, Judd Foundation, Kaufman Music Center, New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission, Merchant’s House Museum, Morris-Jumel Mansion, Murray Hill Neighborhood Association, Neighborhood Preservation Center, New York Harbor Parks, New York School of Interior Design, New York Transit Museum, NYC Landmarks 50, NYC & Co., Pratt Institute, Preservation League of New York State, Roosevelt Island Historical Society, Society of Architectural Historians, Time Square Alliance, and The Victorian Society New York, Metropolitan Chapter of the VSA.
AIA CES credits will be offered for attending this program.
Photo credit: Iwan Baan