Domino: Old and New – a talk by the Skyscraper Museum
Domino: Old and New
A program on reinventing Williamsburg’s historic industrial waterfront
At the Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place, Battery Park City
Monday, June 20 from 6-7:30PM
In the ongoing reinvention of Williamsburg’s richly historic industrial waterfront into a burgeoning residential neighborhood, the massive Domino Sugar complex remains the greatest challenge and opportunity. With a site of 11.2 acres and a potential for 2200 residential units, including 30 percent of subsidized affordable housing, more than four acres of public open space, and the restoration and adaptive reuse of the landmarked refinery buildings, the Domino site is key to both the past and the future of this evolving neighborhood.
The program will feature presentations by the principals of the development, design, engineering and construction teams, followed by a panel discussion.
Introduction & History
Carol Willis – Founder & Director, The Skyscraper Museum
The Refinery Buildings: Historic Preservation & Adaptive Reuse
Frederick A. Bland – Managing Partner, Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners
Engineering Issues and the Construction Conundrum
Robert Silman – President, Robert Silman Associates
Frank Sciame – CEO, F. J. Sciame Construction Co., Inc.
New Housing Development and Urban Enhancements
Michael Lappin – President & CEO, Community Preservation Corporation
Panel Discussion moderated by:
Julie V. Iovine, Exec. Editor of The Architect’s Newspaper and architecture & design reporter and critic.
Reception to follow across the street at The Skyscraper Museum.
FREE to members of The Skyscraper Museum, Architectural League, DOCOMOMO, & SIA – Society of Industrial Archaeology
Students & Seniors, $5; Adults, $10
Please RSVP to programs[at]skyscraper[dot]org. Payment can be processed at the time of reservation or in cash the day of the event.