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Events October 2012


Park Avenue in Context: Film clips and a discussion of the Midtown rezoning

October 3, 2012

In this fun program of film clips and commentary, architectural historian and DOCOMOMO NY/Tri-State board member John Kriskiewicz will examine Midtown’s Park Avenue, which was transformed in a few short years following the Second World War into an office district of Modernist glass towers. Kriskiewicz will show clips from such notable films as "The Best of Everything" (1959), "Breakfast at Tiffany’s" (1961), and "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" (1967) and discuss the evolution of the avenue and its importance in New York City history and larger popular culture. The event is presented by the Historic Districts Council. HDC executive director Simeon Bankoff will briefly introduce the recently proposed Midtown rezoning, which has the potential to drastically alter the area with massive new skyscrapers.

Wednesday October 3, 6:00pm
Neighborhood Preservation Center
232 East 11th Street, between 2nd and 3rd Avenues
$5 Friends of HDC; $10 non-Friends
For tickets visit the HDC event page:

Modernism on Park Avenue


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