The Dilemmas of Historic Districts and Urban Design in an Era of Skyscrapers:

An Evening with Architects Steven Semes and John Massengale

When:    Saturday, November 154-6 pm:  Presentations6-7 pm:  Reception  Where:  New York Academy of Art’s Wilkinson Gallery111 Franklin Street, Tribeca(between West Broadway + Church Street) 

Tribeca Trust and Historic Districts Council partner for an evening of lively debate about preservation and urban development

On November 15 at 4 PM, together with the Historic Districts Council, Tribeca Trust will host a controversial conversation about the issues facing historic districts today. The Trust invites guests to hear from two experts on historic districts and urban design.  They will unpack arguments that are at the cutting edge of architecture and urban design, all crucial for Tribeca and historic districts citywide.

Tribeca Trust is presenting this event in on of the most beautiful buildings in Tribeca, the 1868 textile building that now is home to the New York Academy of Art at 111 Franklin Street (between West Broadway and Church). Tribeca Trust Founder Lynn Ellsworth will open with an introduction, followed by presentations from Stephen Semes and John Massengale. The audience will have an opportunity to ask questions of the speakers.  The presentations will be followed by a cocktail reception, where the speakers will sign their new books:  Steven Semes, The Future of the Past:  A Conservation Ethic for Architecture, Urbanism and Historic Preservation and Victor Dover and John Massengale, Street Design:  The Secret of Great Cities and Towns.

The event is open to the architecture and design community, educational institutions and the general public. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door, subject to availability as seating capacity is limited. Advance tickets are available here at Eventbrite.


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