Skyscrapers: Boon or Blight?
Thursday, March 16th, 6:30 - 8 PM
The Graduate Center, CUNY
Skylight Room (9th Floor)
Jason M. Barr (Rutgers, Newark), author of Building the Skyline, provides a new myth-busting history of Manhattan’s skyscrapers, as well as some thoughts on how the buildings could help Gotham meet the challenges of the twenty-first century. Lynn Ellsworth, co-founder of the coalition New Yorkers for a Human-Scale City, discusses the current protests over the De Blasio administration's push to rezone midtown, and the new “supers” rising in the city. Alex Marshall, Senior Fellow with the Regional Plan Association, joins and moderates the discussion.
Books will be available for sale
No RSVP required
Co-sponsored by Rutgers University-Newark, The Preservation League of New York State, The Society of Architectural Historians, The Neighborhood Preservation Center, The Murray Hill Neighborhood Association, Friends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts, and Governing magazine