Friends of HDC Holiday Party and book talk and signing by Françoise Bollack, AIA

Join Us for a Friends of HDC Holiday Party with a book talk and signing by Françoise Bollack, AIA Wednesday, December 4th at 6 P.M. Knoll Showroom, 1330 Sixth Ave Celebrate the holidays in the beautiful mid-century ambiance of the Knoll showroom. The evening will feature architect and HDC board president Françoise Bollack discussing her recently […]

Secret Lives Tour:Grand Central Terminal- 11-21-13

SECRET LIVES TOUR: GRAND CENTRAL TERMINAL Thursday, November 21st, 10:00 a.m- 1:00p.m. Join the Historic Districts Council for a Secret Lives Tour of Grand Central Terminal.  With the Terminal winding down from a year long centennial celebration, come explore the hallowed passageways, grand halls and the secret corners of this gorgeous architectural landmark. Designed by […]

The Changing Face of SoHo – A Walking Tour with Matthew Postal

HDC’s 2014 conference “New Design + Old Places” Saturday, December 7th 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Take a walk through the iconic streetscapes of NoHo and SoHo as our guide illuminates some of the contemporary responses to this rich commercial neighborhood of cast-iron and masonry structures. Attendees will look at new buildings, recent additions and […]

From Signs to Scenic Vistas: Aesthetic Regulation's Unfinished Agenda

Monday, November 4, 2013 The Arsenal in Central Park, 830 Fifth Avenue (at East 64th Street) New York City RSVP to info@nypap.org. 6:30-8:30 p.m.  In 1913, the first step was taken in New York City to advance the then radical concept that a city could regulate aesthetics on the grounds of “public beauty.” This notion took the form of a […]

Old is New: Creative Approaches to Adaptive Reuse-A Walking Tour of the West Village

 “New Design+Old Places” Pre-Conference Tour October 27, 2013 at 1pm Led by: Françoise Bollack, HDC Board President and author of “Old Buildings – New Forms: New Directions in Architectural Transformations”. A walk on Greenwich and Washington Streets shows the evolution of creative adaptive reuse in the West Village: from early, massive projects like the Federal Archives […]

Six To Celebrate Tour: Tribeca-Pictures

Tribeca, Manhattan Matthew Postal, architectural historian led the Six to Celebrate walking tour of Tribeca on Saturday, September 28, 2013. Additional support for the Six to Celebrate Tours is provided by New York City Councilmembers Inez Dickens, Daniel Garodnick, Stephen Levin and Rosie Mendez.