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APT NYC 2013 - “PRESERVING THE METROPOLIS”

OCTOBER 12 - 15, 2013 AT THE NEW YORK MARRIOTT MARQUIS IN NEW YORK CITY

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Half Day Field Sessions 16-31

Offered Monday, October 14

FS16 Stained Glass Restoration in New York: Recent (and Not So Recent) Projects   
8:30-12:30

Visits to St. Thomas Episcopal Church (Fifth Avenue at 53rd St.), Judson Memorial Church (W. 4th St. at Thompson St.), Grace Episcopal Church (E. 10th St. at Broadway), and Trinity Church Wall Street (Broadway at Wall Street) to discuss stained glass restoration projects.

Learning Objectives:

  1. View and understand different protective glazing plans
  2. Different issues presented by single-layer and multilayer windows in restoration and protection
  3. Discuss the effects of earlier poor restoration or benign neglect

    Fees: $40
    Includes: Guided tour, CEs, materials if provided by facilitators, transportation
    Capacity: 15
    Transportation: On foot
    Dress Code: Casual with good walking shoes
    Handicapped Accessibility: Ask APT for details.
    Continuing Education: 3.5

    Facilitators:

    • Julie Sloan, Julie.L.Sloan, LLC
    • Bill Patriquin, Julie.L.Sloan, LLC

    FS17 Preservation and Development in Harlem    
    8:30-12:30

    https://asoft8226.accrisoft.com/apti/clientuploads/2013_conference_art/FS26Harlem.jpgExplore fast-changing Harlem at major redevelopment sites and historic neighborhoods. The first site is Harlem Hospital’s new pavilion, which brings to prominence a remarkable collection of 12 WPA murals previously little-known. Join the project team for an examination of the design, public review, conservation, construction logistical challenges in relocating murals to a new purpose-built gallery that bridges old and new architectural settings. Glass façade artwork imprinting, lighting and climate controls will be addressed. In the second half of the session, Michael Henry Adams, author of Harlem: Lost and Found, will guide us to nearby residences, churches and commercial buildings that illustrate the dynamics in Harlem today.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Explore a range of methodologies to conserve and relocate fragile historic artworks, woodwork and plaster
    2. Analyze architectural factors and design review criteria for presenting historic artworks in contemporary settings
    3. Learn about design and fabrication of insulating glass façade with ceramic frit imprint.

    Fees: $40
    Includes: Guided tour, CEs, materials if provided by facilitators, transportation
    Capacity: 25
    Transportation: Subway
    Dress Code: Casual with good walking shoes
    Handicapped Accessibility: Ask APT for details.
    Continuing Education: 3.5

    Coordinator/Speaker:

    • Kim Lovejoy, EverGreene Architectural Arts

    Speakers:

    • Richard Saravay, AIA, HOK
    • Gillian Randell, NY Fine Arts Conservation
    • Michael Henry Adams, Historian/Preservationist Guide
    • Deborah Thornhill, Harlem Hospital

    FS18 Historic Kings Theatre Restoration    
    8:30-12:30

    https://asoft8226.accrisoft.com/apti/clientuploads/2013_conference_art/FS18 Kings Theater Brooklyn.JPGTour of the ongoing restoration and rehabilitation of the historic Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, NY. This facility is one of the most beautiful theatres in the United States and was originally designed by the architectural masters, Rapp and Rapp.  It is located in a once thriving shopping district of Brooklyn along Flatbush Avenue and is potentially one of the major components in this district's pending renaissance.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Understanding of the ability of commercial and historic resources  to inform the preservation process
    2. Understanding the utilization of a public-private collaboration to invigorate a local community
    3. Understanding of professional collaboration of trades to design and achieve preservation goals.

    Fees: $40
    Includes: Guided tour, CEs, materials if provided by facilitators, transportation
    Capacity: 30
    Transportation: Subway/On foot
    Dress Code: Casual with good walking shoes
    Handicapped Accessibility: Ask APT for details.
    Continuing Education: 3.5

    Facilitators:

    • Adam Field, Martinez + Johnson Architecture
    • Georgina Sperber, Martinez + Johnson Architecture
    • Heather Fraser, Martinez + Johnson Architecture

    FS19 The Preservation of Cast Iron Architecture of Lower Manhattan    
    8:30-12:30

    This field session will meet at the Donald Judd House in Soho, the cast iron facade building which served as the artist’s residence and studio in the 1970’s. The building has recently undergone  a major facade restoration. Following a discussion of the issues of cast iron facade restoration in general, and that of the Judd House in particular, the participants will be led on a walking tour of Soho’s cast iron historic district.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Understand the technical developments that led to the introduction of cast iron facade architecture in the United States, and be familiar with the chronology of cast iron construction in NYC.
    2. Understand the issues governing cast iron facade restoration, including extent of disassembly, surface preparation, finishes, fasteners, sealants, cast iron repair, and cast iron replacement.
    3. Know the issues encountered in restoring the facade of the Donald Judd House on Spring Street in Soho. Be familiar with the cast iron architecture of Soho’s cast iron historic district.

    Fees: $40
    Includes: Guided tour, CEs, materials if provided by facilitators, transportation
    Capacity: 15
    Transportation: Subway
    Dress Code: Casual with good walking shoes
    Handicapped Accessibility: Ask APT for details.
    Continuing Education: 3.5

    Coordinator/Facilitator:

    • Richard Pieper, Jan Hird Pokorny Assoc.

    Faciliator:

    • Robert Bates, Walter Melvin Assoc.

    FS20 Contemporary Methodologies in Restoration of the Empire State Building   
    9:30-12:30
    clientuploads/2013_conference_art/FS20 Empire ceiling3.JPGThis tour of the Empire State Building will explore the use of contemporary design and conservation technologies in the restoration of original hand-crafted finishes, fixtures and systems in the lobby of the Empire State Building.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Understand the importance of research for appropriate, accurate restoration
    2. Compare the methods and results of traditional craftsmanship and modern technologies, including contemporary interpretations of historic designs
    3. Observe the sensitive and successful integration of contemporary office building requirements such as life safety detection and annunciation, security and vertical transportation.

    Fees: $40
    Includes: Guided tour, CEs, materials if provided by facilitators, transportation
    Capacity: 22
    Transportation: Subway
    Dress Code: Casual with good walking shoes
    Handicapped Accessibility: Ask APT for details.
    Continuing Education: 3.5

    Facilitators:

    • Frank Prial, Beyer Blinder Belle 
    • Jeff Greene, EverGreene 
    • Edwin Rambusch, Rambusch

    FS21 New York’s Early Skyscrapers in Context: Preserving the Tall Towers of Lower Manhattan from Lower Broadway to City Hall   
    9:30-12:30

    A Walking Tour of the Tall Towers of Lower Manhattan from Lower Broadway to City Hall.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Examine the evolution of the New York skyscraper from the extant early high-rises on lower Broadway, Wall Street, and Park Row
    2. Discuss the technological advances and real estate forces that fueled the upward expansion c. 1890-1930
    3. Discuss challenges of preserving or re-creating historic materials such as terra cotta and other issues of adaptive reuse.

    Fees: $40
    Includes: Guided tour, CEs, materials if provided by facilitators, transportation
    Capacity: 15
    Transportation: Subway
    Dress Code: Casual with good walking shoes
    Handicapped Accessibility: Ask APT for details.
    Continuing Education: 3.5

    Coordinator:

    • Carol Willis, Columbia University

    FS22 Restoring a Classical Theatre: Step Back to Broadway in the early 20th Century    
    8:30-12:30

    clientuploads/2013_conference_art/FS22 MartinBeck_Hirschfeld-Interior[2].jpgThis walking tour of the Historic Landmark Theatres in Times Square will be lead by Francesca Russo, of Francesca Russo Architect, the restoration architect for more than a dozen of the classically inspired early 20th century Broadway theatres including the Shubert Organizations’  Barrymore, Belasco, Booth,  Golden, Music Box and Winter Garden Theatres as well as Jujumcyn Theaters’ Al Hirschfeld, St James,  Eugene O’Neill and August Wilson. Jujamcyn Theater tour will include walking tour of theater district, and behind-the-scenes tour of the recently restored interiors of the Hirschfield Theater on 45th Street.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Recapturing Interior Finishes
    2. Modernized Lighting in Historic Theaters
    3. Maintaining Character and Functionality

    Fees: $40
    Includes: Guided tour, CEs, materials if provided by facilitators, transportation
    Capacity: 27
    Transportation: On foot
    Dress Code: Casual with good walking shoes
    Handicapped Accessibility: Ask APT for details.
    Continuing Education: 3.5

    Facilitator/Guide:

    • Francesca Russo, Francesca Russo Architecture

    FS23 The United Nations Capital Preservation Master Plan    
    clientuploads/2013_conference_art/FS23 United Nations.JPG12:00-5:30

    (Note: Most afternoon tours start a little later than this one, to ensure a bit of a break between morning and afternoon sessions. Please observe the start time of this session; participants must be at the hotel by noon in order to embark in a timely manner.)

    Tour of the renovated buildings led by representatives of the United Nations Capital Master Plan.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. How to adapt to meet current needs a heavily trafficked and used mid-century modern classic with very special needs while remaining functional
    2. How to retain the essential character and features of distinctive spaces even though heavily altered
    3. How to restore distinctive mid-century modern materials and finishes, especially woods and metals, while accommodating changed availability and environmental concerns

    Fees: $40
    Includes: Guided tour, CEs, materials if provided by facilitators, transportation
    Capacity: 22
    Transportation: Leave from Hotel Via Cross-Town Bus
    Dress Code: Casual with good walking shoes
    Handicapped Accessibility: Ask APT for details.
    Continuing Education: 3.5

    FS24 Class and Row Houses in Park Slope: Development and Preservation of Urban Architecture
    1:30-5:30   

    clientuploads/2013_conference_art/FS05 Class Row cropped.jpgTour residential architecture in central Park Slope (Brooklyn), with a discussion of 19th century urban/suburban development patterns, the influence of outside features--man-made (Prospect Park) and natural (the Gowanus Canal)--and social stratification as visible in the architectural design of functionally-similar rowhouses.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Learn patterns of 19th-century urban residential development
    2. Identify target buyers for 19th-century rowhouses through architecture
    3. Review cycles of urban decay and renewal through state of rowhouses.

    Fees: $40
    Includes: Guided tour, CEs, materials if provided by facilitators, transportation
    Capacity: 25
    Transportation: Subway
    Dress Code: Casual with good walking shoes
    Handicapped Accessibility: Ask APT for details.
    Continuing Education: 3.5

    Facilitator/Coordinator:

    • Donald Friedman, Old Structures Engineering

    FS25 The Challenges of Preserving Governors Island National Monument TENTATIVE  
    1:30-5:30

    An afternoon version of FS07 will only occur if the morning session sells out.

    FS26 Restoring Significant Mausolea – Involving Descendants in the Care and Conservation of Family Tombs    
    1:30-5:30

    The Woodlawn Cemetery is aggressively tracking down the family members in an effort to restore and maintain a collection of 1300 private mausolea. This session will address what happens when descendants are located, how the cemetery presents information about the structure and how to offer alternatives to suit budgets and levels of interest while meeting preservation standards.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Providing alternative conservation methods and sources to suit client’s budget
    2. Counseling of distant client on historic significance and need for appropriate methods
    3. Counseling of client on monument decline and regular maintenance

    Fees: $40
    Includes: Guided tour, CEs, materials if provided by facilitators, transportation
    Capacity: 24
    Transportation: Subway
    Dress Code: Casual with good walking shoes
    Handicapped Accessibility: Ask APT for details.
    Continuing Education: 3.5

    Facilitators:

    • Susan Olsen, Woodlawn Cemetery
    • Robert Scheer, Woodlawn Cemetery

    FS27 Stained Glass Restoration in New York: Recent (and Not So Recent) Projects   
    1:30-5:30

    Visits to St. Thomas Episcopal Church (Fifth Avenue at 53rd St.), Judson Memorial Church (W. 4th St. at Thompson St.), Grace Episcopal Church (E. 10th St. at Broadway), and Trinity Church Wall Street (Broadway at Wall Street) to discuss stained glass restoration projects.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. View and understand different protective glazing plans
    2. Different issues presented by single-layer and multilayer windows in restoration and protection
    3. Discuss the effects of earlier poor restoration or benign neglect

    Fees: $40
    Includes: Guided tour, CEs, materials if provided by facilitators, transportation
    Capacity: 15
    Transportation: On foot
    Dress Code: Casual with good walking shoes
    Handicapped Accessibility: Ask APT for details.
    Continuing Education: 3.5

    Facilitators:

    • Julie Sloan, Julie.L.Sloan, LLC
    • Bill Patriquin, Julie.L.Sloan, LLC

    FS28 Restoring a Classical Theatre: Step Back to Broadway in the early 20th Century    
    1:30-5:30

    clientuploads/2013_conference_art/Belasco Interior[2].jpgThis walking tour of the Historic Landmark Theatres in Times Square will be lead by Francesca Russo, of Francesca Russo Architect, the restoration architect for more than a dozen of the classically inspired early 20th century Broadway theatres including the Shubert Organizations’  Barrymore, Belasco, Booth,  Golden, Music Box and Winter Garden Theatres as well as Jujumcyn Theaters’ Al Hirschfeld, St James,  Eugene O’Neill and August Wilson . Jujamcyn Theater tour will include a walking tour of theater district, and behind-the-scenes tour of the recently-restored Belasco Theater on 44th Street.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Recapturing Interior Finishes
    2. Modernized Lighting in Historic Theaters
    3. Maintaining Character and Functionality

    Fees: $40
    Includes: Guided tour, CEs, materials if provided by facilitators, transportation
    Capacity: 27
    Transportation: On foot
    Dress Code: Casual with good walking shoes
    Handicapped Accessibility: Ask APT for details.
    Continuing Education: 3.5

    Facilitator/Guide:

    • Francesca Russo, Francesca Russo Architecture

    FS29 Historic Kings Theatre Restoration    
    1:30-5:30

    https://asoft8226.accrisoft.com/apti/clientuploads/2013_conference_art/FS18 Kings Theater Brooklyn.JPGTour of the ongoing restoration and rehabilitation of the historic Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, NY. This facility is one of the most beautiful theatres in the United States and was originally designed by the architectural masters, Rapp and Rapp.  It is located in a once thriving shopping district of Brooklyn along Flatbush Avenue and is potentially one of the major components in this district's pending renaissance.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Understanding of the ability of commercial and historic resources  to inform the preservation process
    2. Understanding the utilization of a public-private collaboration to invigorate a local community
    3. Understanding of professional collaboration of trades to design and achieve preservation goals.

    Fees: $40
    Includes: Guided tour, CEs, materials if provided by facilitators, transportation
    Capacity: 30
    Transportation: Subway/On foot
    Dress Code: Casual with good walking shoes
    Handicapped Accessibility: Ask APT for details.
    Continuing Education: 3.5

    Facilitators:

    • Adam Field, Martinez + Johnson Architecture
    • Georgina Sperber, Martinez + Johnson Architecture
    • Heather Fraser, Martinez + Johnson Architecture

    FS30 Preservation in the Plaza: Art and Public Spaces    
    clientuploads/2013_conference_art/MdiSuvero.jpg1:30-5:30

    A tour of post-1960 outdoor sculpture located in the public plazas of Manhattan’s Financial District.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Creating a Space for Sculpture: In 1961 New York City Planning Commission adopted a new zoning resolution creating "incentive zoning" suitable for the modernist architectural style: the single tower with open space at front and or sides. These spaces became known as “POPS”, Privately Owned Public Spaces, and are maintained by a developer for public use. POPS along with City, State and Federal maintained spaces are a great public benefit especially in Manhattan’s extremely dense Financial District.
    2. From Monument to Monumental: The materials and aesthetics of post-1960 sculpture and public art.
    3. The modern relationship between Sculpture & Architecture: Can sculpture change the perception of its environment? Does sculpture add quality or significance to architecture? What does site-specific mean in today’s rapidly changing urban landscape.

    Fees: $40
    Includes: Guided tour, CEs, materials if provided by facilitators, transportation
    Capacity: 20
    Transportation: Subway
    Dress Code: Casual with good walking shoes
    Handicapped Accessibility: Ask APT for details.
    Continuing Education: 3.5

    Coordinator/Guide:

    • Patricia Miller

    Facilitator:

    • Mary Wright

    FS31 Brownsville Revitalization Initiative: Community Planning and Preservation   
    1:30-5:30

    clientuploads/2013_conference_art/FS32 Brownsville_NYCHA.jpgTo see various aspects of the Revitalization Initiative in Brownsville, Brooklyn, a significantly challenged neighborhood dominated by public housing. The Municipal Art Society of New York has partnered with Community Solutions and the Brownsville Partnership, for a multi-year engagement to build the capacity of the Partnership and local community leaders to develop a Community Plan, and to explore the role of preservation and arts and cultural interventions to strengthen existing assets and improve neighborhood performance and outcomes. Walking tour will also include stops at the Stone Avenue Library, of which literary critic Alfred Kazin wrote, in Walker in the City:  "Where I read my way year after year from every story of King Alfred the Great to Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea."

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Identify local built form and cultural assets in underperforming neighborhoods
    2. Opportunity to learn from local residents and members of the initiative specific challenges to revitalization
    3. Explores potential of integrated approaches to community planning and preservation over the long term

    Fees: $40
    Includes: Guided tour, CEs, materials if provided by facilitators, transportation
    Capacity: 20
    Transportation: Subway/On foot
    Dress Code: Casual with good walking shoes
    Handicapped Accessibility: Ask APT for details.
    Continuing Education: 3.5

    Coordinator:

    • Mary Rowe, Vice President/Managing Director, The Municipal Art Society of New York

    Guide:

    • Hazel Balaban, The Municipal Art Society of New York
    NYC

    For the first time in history, the population of cities exceeds that of the surrounding suburbs and countryside. New York City, after decades of population decline, has recently exceeded its peak 1970s population and continues to grow. Such growth, mirrored in older and newer cities globally, is countered by cities with shrinking populations in the United States and abroad. Both expanding and shrinking cities present new challenges that require preservationists to think broadly and collaboratively, themes that will be highlighted at APT NYC 2013.