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 […]

Secret Lives 2013: Four Seasons Restaurant

HDC Presents: SECRET LIVES TOUR The Four Seasons Restaurant 99 East 52nd Street Tuesday, January 22, 2013      4:00 p.m. – 5:30p.m. (includes complimentary cocktail) The exclusive Secret Lives Tours highlight some of the most original and rarely-seen spaces in New York. The series takes attendees inside unique and spectacular spaces in the city, both […]

Guggenheim Museum Color Choice Attracts Attention to Restoration Question

It might seem like a trivial issue, but at its heart – the notion of how to appropriately regulate a landmark is very serious business. How many buildings in historic districts have had replacement windows or bad siding for decades only to be restored to an appropriate condition later? From the New York Sun Guggenheim […]

Events and News from DOCOMOMO

DOCOMOMO US New York/Tri-StateVisit the website at chapter’s general email is: [email protected] October 2007 DOCOMOMO New York/Tri-State co-sponsored event: Donald Albrecht on Saarinen’s Bell Labs CampusTuesday October 30, 7:30 pm, Holmdel, NJDOCOMOMO US New York/Tri-State, as co-sponsor, invites you to a lecture by Donald Albrecht on the architecture and landscape design of Eero Saarinen’s […]

Fall Events for Modern Architecture Enthusasists

DOCOMOMO New York/Tri-State presents its second fall event: Gallery Tour: “Lost Vanguard, Soviet Modernist Architecture, 1922–1932”Saturday October 20, 2:30 pm, MoMA DOCOMOMO US New York/Tri-State has organized a gallery tour of “Lost Vanguard, Soviet Modernist Architecture, 1922–1932.” Richard Pare, whose photographs comprise the exhibition will lead the tour. The exhibition features 80 of Pare’s photographs […]

Modernist Building Threatened in the Village

From New York Magazine’s Daily Intelligencer Albert Ledner Defends His White Elephant Can St. Vincent’s Medical Center’s O’Toole Building be saved? Moderinist mavens hope so, and many of them, in chunky art-director glasses, gathered in Chelsea last night to hear its architect, Albert Ledner, 83, defend it. Ledner designed two nautical-themed New York buildings for […]

DOCOMOMO Newsletter Available

The Fall 2007 Newsletter is now available online at The issue focuses on modern religious buildings, a number of synagogues in NY, NJ, PA, RI & MI are highlighted. There is also a piece on stained glass in modern buildings, including the NY Hall of Science, a legacy of the ’64-’65 World’s Fair. The […]

Albert Ledner: Buildings for the National Maritime Union

DOCOMOMO New York/Tri-State sponsored lecture Tuesday, September 25, 6:30pm Knoll, Inc.76 Ninth Avenue, 11th floor (W. 15th) Between 1954 and 1967 Albert C. Ledner, AIA, designed 14 projects for the National Maritime Union. Four were built in New York; all are expressive mid-century modern. In 2003 the dormitory building was reborn as the signature Maritime […]

Ely Jacques Kahn Skyscraper Throwing Out Its Windows

From the Modern Architecture Working Group Built in 1950 by Kahn and Jacobs, 1407 Broadway is the one of the first large scale modern structures built in New York City after World War Two. Constructed in the Garment district on a full city block bound by Broadway, 7th avenue, West 39th street and West 38th […]

Eulogy for the Purchase Building

From the New York Times May 20, 2007Streetscapes Old Fulton Street, BrooklynFrom Ghost Town to Park GatewayBy CHRISTOPHER GRAY At the foot of the street, a boisterously ornate ferry terminal went up in 1865, but the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge in 1883 drew away much of the traffic. Merchants gradually left, and in 1891 […]