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.

Posted Under: Brooklyn, New Construction, The Politics of Preservation, Waterfront Development

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