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URBAN FABRIC: Building New York's Garment District

The largest concentration of skyscraper factories in the world, the 18 blocks that were the heart of New York's Garment District, once supported more than 100,000 manufacturing jobs and produced nearly 3/4 of all women's and children's apparel in the United States. The rapid development of the district--the area of west midtown from 35th to 41st Streets and from Seventh to Ninth Avenues--occurred almost entirely within the boom decade of the 1920s, when more than 125 stepped-back "loft" buildings took the pyramidal forms dictated by the city's new zoning law. URBAN FABRIC was first presented at THE SKYSCRAPER MUSEUM in lower Manhattan from 7.25.2012 - 2.17.2013. The exhibit was guest-curated by Andrew S. Dolkart, James Marston Fitch Associate Professor of Historic Preservation, Columbia University GSAPP.

   
Date: August 5, 2013  - October 31, 2013
Time: 12:00 PM-6:00 PM
Fees: FREE
Phone: 212-945-6324
Email: info@skyscraper.org
URL: http://www.skyscraper.org/EXHIBITIONS/URBAN_FABRIC

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