Landmarks Preservation

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...

Skyscraper Curtain Wall Replacement

Skyscraper Curtain Wall Replacement

When Philippe Petit walked a high wire strung between the World Trade Center towers, the world was amazed by his grace and daring as he walked on air nearly a quarter-mile above the ground. Today a different kind of dare-devil can be seen hovering above the sidewalk: the crane operators and construction crews that replace curtain walls on a skyscraper...

Working with Historic Preservation Societies on Building Restoration

Working with Historic Preservation Societies on Building Restoration

Historic preservation societies are the advocates, guardians, and staunch defenders of the historic built environment. They keep long-standing buildings and neighborhoods safe through advocacy for landmark designation and zoning changes that monitor and regulate new development. These organizations provide not only leadership and education, but resources, support, and expertise to the architects and builders who preserve historic structures for the next generation to use and enjoy. These...

Architects Preserving History

Architects Preserving History

What most people think architects do: imagine and draw. What architects really do: design and innovate.   Many architects take it a step further and specialize. In New York City there are a number of full service architectural firms that could even be called historians because of their commitment to preserving architectural history. The Preservation Expertise Preservation is more than just restoring the integrity of a structure...