Living With History: Restoring, Redesigning, and Reviving New York's Landmark Interiors

Museum of the City of New York

This half-day symposium will showcase some of New York City’s extraordinary projects aimed at bringing historic buildings back to life.

10.05.2011– Saturday, October 22 from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm
Living With History: Restoring, Redesigning, and Reviving New York’s Landmark Interiors

In the past decade the city has been the setting for some extraordinary projects aimed at bringing historic buildings back to life. This half-day symposium will showcase some of those projects, highlighting the various and sometimes controversial approaches to preserving the past while accommodating the needs of modern life.

Presenters include:

–Matt Postal, architectural historian, on New York’s landmark designation process
–Jamie Drake, designer, on the ongoing preservation of Gracie Mansion
–Cleary Larkin, Beyer Blinder Belle, on the restoration of the Beacon Theater
–Franklin D. Vagnone, Executive Director of the Historic House Trust, on the contrasting approaches to preserving Brooklyn’s Wyckoff Farmhouse and Lott House
–Eric Cohler, designer, on his restoration of the iconic A. Conger Goodyear house by Edward Durrell Stone
–Frank Mahan, Senior Designer of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, on retrofitting the International Style Manufacturers Hanover Trust building on Fifth Avenue for retail use.

Presented in partnership with the New York School of Interior Design.

RESERVATIONS AND PREPAYMENT REQUIRED
$25 Museum members, seniors, and students; $35 non-members.

http://boxoffice.mcny.org/public/loader.asp?target=show.asp?shcode=255

For more information please call 917-492-3395.

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