Thursday, July 17th, 6:30 PM
Civic Talk: What If? Battles Over Development


New York Civic President, Henry J. Stern, in cooperation with the Museum of the City of New York, will lead a roundtable discussion about historic development battles that have shaped our transportation infrastructure and the architectural contours of NYC. The forum will be located at the Museum of the City of New York, located at 1220 Fifth Avenue between 103rd and 104th Streets (enter on 104th).


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A distinguished panel will discuss the memorable battles fought over the Westway proposal of the 1970s, which have moved the Westside Highway underground, and the Huntington Harford Museum, which was designed by the renowed modernist architect Edward Durrell Stone and is now being transformed into the Museum of Art and Design.

Panelists Include:

1) Adrian Benepe (Commissioner of Parks & Recreation, New York City)
2) Holly Hotchner (Director of the Museum of Art and Design)
3) Alexander Garvin (city planner and President & CEO, Alex Garvin & Associates)
4) Albert K. Butzel (attorney and former President of Friends of Hudson River Park)



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