Past Leaders Look to the Future
PAST LEADERS LOOK TO THE FUTURE: The Past Chairs of the Landmarks Preservation Commission Look to the Agency's Future
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Join us for a panel discussion with the past Chairs of the LPC to explore the challenges and responsibilities facing the next Chair and the leadership required to help the agency navigate the future. The panel will include Beverly Moss Spatt, Kent Barwick, Gene Norman, Laurie Beckelman, Jennifer Raab, and Sherida Paulsen, and will be moderated by Liz McEnaney, who is currently interviewing the former Chairs as part of a large-scale oral history initiative undertaken by the New York Preservation Archive Project. Join us in a reflection upon administering nearly 50 years of the Landmarks Law and a look forward to the new Chair's role in shaping the future of preservation in New York City.
Transcript: Oral History with Frank Gilbert
Transcript Available: Oral History with Frank Gilbert
Frank Gilbert was the Landmarks Preservation Commission’s first staff lawyer who held the positions of secretary and executive director during his tenure. In an extensive oral history interview with Ben Baccash for the New York Preservation Archive Project, Mr. Gilbert spoke in vivid detail of the Commission's earliest days, from the first landmark designations to the Penn Central case, which established the constitutionality of the Landmarks Law.
Video Highlights: Battle for Bryant Park, 25 Years On
Battle for Bryant Park, 25 Years On:
A Discussion with Anthony Tung
Learn more about the March 8 event marking the 25-year anniversary of the battle for Bryant Park, which energized the entire preservation community. The event was co-sponsored with the Historic Districts Council & the Neighborhood Preservation Center.
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Guide to the NYPAP Database and Resources
The Preservation History Database is a first-stop encyclopedic resource for researchers interested in the history of preservation in New York City. You can view records by:
The Library is a collection of original research on topics in preservation history.
The Oral Histories section features in-depth interviews with preservation advocates and thought-leaders.
Visit the Preservation Memory Collection Project to share a personal story about a preservationist in your life.
Preserving New York
Preserving New York:
Winning the Right to Protect a City's Landmarks
Preserving New York, by Anthony C. Wood, is the story of the people and places, the buildings and battles, and the policies and politics that, after decades of tragic losses, led New York City to create a legal mechanism to protect the city’s cherished landmarks.
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2010 was the forty-fifth anniversary of New York City's renowned Landmarks Law. Visit Landmarks45.org, our official anniversary blog, where you'll discover more about the people, places, and organizations that have influenced preservation in NYC.