Ada Louise Huxtable and the Shape of New York

Thursday 30 May, 2013
6:30pm, $12

The Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue

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This panel discussion celebrates Ada Louise Huxtable’s impact on New York City.

Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic at The New York Times and, later, The Wall Street Journal, Ada Louise Huxtable (1921 – 2013) wrote for nearly fifty years on the moral, social, political, and economic factors at play in the development of New York City and its architecture. Huxtable’s balanced interest in historic preservation and contemporary design excellence produced thoughtful and, at times, sharp criticisms of the changes in New York’s buildings, neighborhoods, and urban landscape. She energized and drew attention to the debates over controversial projects such as the demolition of Penn Station, Co-op City, and the (re)development of the World Trade Center.

Hilary Ballon, moderator, is Professor of Urban Studies and Architecture and University Professor at New York University. She is also Deputy Vice Chancellor of NYU Abu Dhabi.

Stanton Eckstut is Principal at Perkins Eastman Architects.

Donald Elliott was Chairman of the City Planning Commission under Mayor John V. Lindsay.

Lynne Sagalyn is Director of the MBA Real Estate Program and Paul Milstein Center for Real Estate, Columbia University.

Suzanne Stephens is a deputy editor of Architectural Record.

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