Tall Buildings in Historic Districts: Heritage, Conservation and New Structures

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Please join the AIANY Historic Buildings Committee for an exploration of recent projects in historic districts that include both a restorative component and a new building. The discussion will highlight the tension between the opportunities and limitations offered by these types of sites. Contrast, tension, and complexity are essential to the making of the urban fabric of cities and greatly contribute to the well-being of their inhabitants. The case studies, which will be presented by the design architects, all employ the massing strategies of cantilevers, encroachments, or other interlocking mechanisms between the new and the historic building. 

The projects to be presented include 111 West 57th Street and The Brooklyn Tower by SHop Architects, 67 Greenwich Street and 130 Felix Street by FX Collaborative, 39 West 23rd Street and the Terminal Warehouse both by CookFox, and 251-253 Fifth Avenue by TRA studio architecture.  

Christopher Sharples, Founding Principal, SHoP Architects
Dan Kaplan, Senior Partner, FXCollaborative
Darin Reynolds, Partner, COOKFOX
Caterina Roiatti, Founding Principal, TRA studio architecture

Joann Gonchar, FAIA, LED AP, Deputy Editor, Architectural Record