THE ONCE AND FUTURE NEW YORK A book talk with author Randall Mason

Posted October 20th, 2009 at 12:04 pm.

Penn Institute for Urban Research presents
THE ONCE AND FUTURE NEW YORK
A book talk with author Randall Mason
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
AIA Philadelphia Center for Architecture
Free. No registration required.

Co-sponsored with PennDesign’s Historic Preservation Program and AIA Philadelphia, Randall Mason, Director, Historic Preservation Program, Penn Design, will discuss his new book “The Once and Future New York: Historic Preservation and the Modern City” that tracks the roots of America’s historic preservation movement between 1890 and 1920. Focusing on three New York City projects, the restoration of City Hall Park, the ultimately failed attempt to save historic St. John’s Chapel and the construction of the Bronx River Parkway, Mason challenges several myths about historic preservation.

A book signing and reception will follow the event. Books will be available to purchase. Continuing education credits are available for AIA members attending this event.

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One Response to “THE ONCE AND FUTURE NEW YORK A book talk with author Randall Mason”

  1. the future brings fun, and lectures « the girl works Says:

    […] The Once and Future New York First it was a city of fish, then a city of squirrels, then a city of ants… “Every city has its memorials, marked sites, treasured places, museums, stories, rituals, ruins, places left behind; they are inscribed in the life of the city “like the lines of a hand,” as Italo Calvino famously wrote. Historians, architects, and urbanists have long given short shrift to the aspect of city building that deposits and erods historical memory, assuming that historic places are found rather than made.” […]