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Public Lives: Preserving New York’s Landmark Interiors

April 16, 2015
6:00-8:00 p.m.
New York School of Interior Design

Many of New York City’s best interiors survive for a reason: people. In challenging the forces that nearly led to the destruction of such iconic places as Grand Central Terminal and Radio City Music Hall, preservation advocates secured a future for an extraordinary interior design legacy that enriches our lives today. This panel discussion will explore the past, present, and future of the interior preservation movement, with contributions from Kent Barwick, civic leader and former New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission Chair; Roberta Brandes Gratz, journalist and urban critic; Francis Morrone, architectural historian, and moderated by preservation historian Anthony C. Wood. This panel discussion was presented in conjunction with the New York School of Interior Design’s exhibition, “Rescued, Restored, Reimagined: New York’s Landmark Interiors.”

This program was part of the NYC Landmarks50 Alliance celebration of the 50th anniversary of the NYC Landmarks Law.

New York School of Interior Design
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New York, NY 10021
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Above: Grand Central Terminal in 1954; Courtesy of AP Photo