A Guide to Working on Landmarked Buildings

A Guide to Working on Landmarked Buildings

New York City is home to over 36,000 landmarked properties-most of which are located in 141 historic districts and extensions - 1,398 individual landmarks, and 119 interior landmarks. The city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC), the largest preservation agency in the nation, is entrusted with safeguarding the city’s cultural, social, economic, political and architectural history. Any work proposed work on a...

Preserving Historic Fabric in the Midst of Redevelopment

Preserving Historic Fabric in the Midst of Redevelopment

New York City is home to over 36,000 landmarked properties-most of which are located in 141 historic districts and extensions - 1,398 individual landmarks, and 119 interior landmarks. The city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC), the largest preservation agency in the nation, is entrusted with safeguarding the city’s cultural, social, economic, political and architectural history. Any work proposed work on a...

Integrating the Past into a Modern City

Integrating the Past into a Modern City

As the nature of cities has changed over time, so has the role that architecture has played in urban planning. Architecture is the construct which allows cities to be both beautiful and functional. But what does this mean, and how does architecture answer? During the nineteenth century, the urban centers in America were compared unfavorably with European cities. In Europe, cities were anchored...