“MidCentury (un)Modern”


Date: Tuesday, May 21

Time: 5:00 PM

Location: 641 Avenue of the Americas, 8th Floor

To RSVP for the event please contact: [email protected]  by 5/17

*note: if you are unable to make it by 5pm you can arrive at 5:30 for the second half of the presentation without disrupting the event.

Please join us at the offices of COOKFOX and Terrapin Bright Green for a presentation of “MidCentury (un)Modern”, a provocative analysis of the 1958-73 office building. Bill Browning and Bob Fox, two of Terrapin’s co-founders, will discuss Terrapin’s in-depth investigation into the first generation Manhattan glass curtain wall and the report’s conclusions.  The presentation will be followed with a discussion moderated by Simeon Bankoff, HDC Executive Directo,  Peg Breen, President, New York Landmarks Conservancy  and Nina Rappaport, Vice-President Docomomo NY/Tri-state.

Motivated by PlaNYC 2030 and the understanding that there needs to be a focus on deep retrofits of existing buildings Terrapin undertook a study into retrofitting a specific class of midcentury single glazed hi-rise buildings.  We encourage you to read the full report HERE!

Terrapin is a consulting and strategic planning group helping clients think differently about environmental strategy, policy, and related opportunities. Bill Browning is one of the green building and real estate industry’s foremost thinkers and strategists, and an advocate for sustainable design solutions at all levels of business, government, and civil society. Bob Fox is also a founding partner of renowned sustainable architecture firm COOKFOX Architects and a highly respected leader in the green building movement.

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