Continuing Education Program: Terra Cotta New York-post

The Historic Districts Council is pleased to present the first in a series of continuing education panels which will focus on historic materials. These programs will illuminate the complex histories, manufacturing methods, restoration process and use as a contemporary material. The first program is Terra Cotta New York     Architectural terra cotta is one […]

2014 Graduate Thesis Presentations

On May 28, 2014 the Historic Districts Council hosted a graduate thesis presentation in the offices of the World Monument Fund in the Empire State Building. The call for proposals stated. As the only citywide voice for community-based preservation, the Historic Districts Council is eager to recognize graduate work that makes a contribution to historic […]

Secret Lives Tour: The Art and Murals of Hildreth Meière

Date: CANCELED     Join the Historic Districts council for a very special Secret Lives Tour: The Art Deco Murals of Hildreth Meière. Hildreth Meière (1892-1961) was a renowned Art Deco muralist, whose numerous gfd commissions grace government and commercial buildings and houses of worship across the country. Her work can be seen all over New […]

Six To Celebrate 2013 Launch Party Photos!

Thanks to everyone who came out last night to learn more about the 2013 Six to Celebrate neighborhoods we will be working with this year. Our intentions of bringing everyone together to connect, discover and educate one another on the preservation issues of theses neighborhoods was achieved.   HDC appreciates your continued support and dedication […]

Preservation Now!: Free February Talks and Panels

Historic Districts Council’s 19th Annual Preservation Conference: Preservation Now! Pre-Conference Panel Discussions: As part of Preservation Now!,HDC is pleased to present panel discussions on emerging topics in preservation. These programs are FREE but RSVP is required. Preservation and Technology Wednesday, February 20, 6:00pm – 8:00pm Advances in technology have changed the ways we can interpret […]

Proposed Bill to Change Replacement Materials in Landmark Buildings

Intro 845A, the Replacement Materials Bill (text below), would significantly change the way the Commission regulates designated properties and would undermine the basic benefit of LPC oversight in helping to gradually return areas to a more historically-appropriate condition.  One of the things that historic designation achieves is the improvement of the condition of the building […]

Funding for Older Buildings (not only landmarks)

From Karen Ansis, Fund Manager, New York Landmarks Conservancy As you may know, the New York Landmarks Conservancy is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and reusing architecturally and historically important buildings in New York City. Its goals are accomplished in large part by providing financial and project management assistance to all owners […]

Terra Cotta Today!

Terra Cotta Today: An Historic Material and its Contemporary Use: Modern Applications at the CNOOC Corporate Headquarters Building, Beijing, ChinaWednesday, 06/06/2007, 6:00–8:00pm (RSVP) Terra Cotta Today: Modern Applications at the CNOOC Corporate Headquarters Building, Beijing, China Terra Cotta: Historic Material and Contemporary Use Louis Sullivan provides a springboard for thinking about terra cotta in modern […]

Mysterious Symbol Removed from 211 Pearl Street

Demolition and preservation worked side by side at 211 Pearl Street in lower Manhattan On March 1st, as the buildings mysterious brickwork symbol was lifted in one piece.Mortar samples from the interior were taken for scientific analysis and may be a clue to its origins. Information and images at:

Mysterious symbol at 211 Pearl Street Being Removed Right Now

OMC Construction, represented by Danny O’Connell and Brian Kane, will attempt to remove the mysterious brickwork artifact at 211 Pearl Street “in one piece”. A number of contractors inspected the wall, suggesting that the 3’2” x 10’6” artifact is best dismantled brick-by-brick, or offering to extract it whole for a large sum – and no […]

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