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Best Rates Now! Early Bird Deadline is August 9

Explore NYC

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It's called the City that Never Sleeps for a reason! In addition to a full APT Conference schedule, twenty-four hours isn't enough of a day to take in everything NYC has to offer. Luckily, APT NYC 2013 gives you a great boost to enjoy behind-the-scene looks at some of the city's favorite places.

Here are a few examples of the diverse offerings you can visit in the City:
The Empire State Building – Always first on the visitors’ list, the ESB is an internationally-recognized symbol of New York City, with an observation deck to die for. Want to learn more? Check out the Field Session, FS20 Contemporary Methodologies in Restoration of the Empire State Building.

Saint Patrick’s Cathedral – This magnificent structure is the first large-scale medieval-style church built in the U.S and is currently undergoing a multi-year restoration; or Trinity Church – This historic church looks down Wall Street is also undergoing restoration and is right around the corner from Century 21, the tourist shopping mecca. Interested in sacred, urban spaces? Check out the full-day Field Session, FS04 Restoring Urban Churches in Distress.

The Woolworth Building - One of the oldest and most famous skyscrapers in New York City, and one of the tallest buildings in New York City.  Want to learn more? You may be interested in Field Session, FS21 New York's Early Skyscapers in Context: Preserving the Tall Towers of Lower Manhattan from Lower Broadway to City Hall or FS11 Terra Cotta: The Transformation of the New York Facade.

The Corbin Building – An 1889 Landmark (restored this year) that is an intricate mix of terra cotta, brownstone, brick and cast iron. You may be interested in the Field Session, FS11 Terra Cotta: The Transformation of the New York Facade and its Preservation or FS19 The Preservation of Cast Iron Architecture of Lower Manhattan.

The U.S. Customhouse - The Cass Gilbert-designed Customhouse for New York Harbor is now the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian.

In addition, New York City is home to eight National Monuments and National Historic sites:

  • African Burial Ground National Monument, declared 27 February 2006, (also a National Historic Landmark)
  • Governors Island National Monument, declared 19 January 2001, (also a National Historic Landmark) and a Field Session location
  • Statue of Liberty National Monument, declared 15 October 1924,
  • Federal Hall (also a National Historic Landmark)
  • Grant's Tomb (also a National Historic Landmark)
  • Castle Clinton (also a National Historic Landmark)
  • Hamilton Grange (also a National Historic Landmark)
  • Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace (also a National Historic Landmark)

Also, Open House New York takes place while we're in town, October 12 & 13. Let us know about your other NYC favorites.

Visit the NYC Convention and Visitors Bureau for other great options during our stay.

Learn how to get around by taking the subway.

Use the Metropolitan Transportation Association Trip Planner to chart your course by subway, bus, or rail.

Or walk to experience NYC, starting from the Conference hotel in Times Square.

Conference venues will be mapped and available when the Conference app is released September 1.


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.