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SOM's Frank Mahan Will Speak on Adaptive Reuse Projects in New York City

Introduced 50 years ago to protect historically significant buildings in New York City, the Landmarks Preservation Law has led to the preservation and transformation of many historic buildings through adaptive reuse. On Thursday, December 10th, an event at the Center for Architecture will offer a closer look at recent adaptive reuse projects, including SOM’s iconic One Chase Manhattan Plaza—now renamed 28 Liberty Street. Frank Mahan, SOM Associate Director, will present the firm’s work on 28 Liberty, and will join a discussion on the economic, social, and environmental challenges that shape adaptive reuse projects.

The event will be introduced by Meenakshi Srinivasan, Chair of the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission​. Mahan will join the panel discussion, moderated by Caterina Roiatti of TRA Studio Architecture,​ alongside Jonathan J. Marvel of Marvel Architects, Gregg Pasquarelli of SHoP Architects, Harry Kendall and Todd Poisson of BKSK Architects, and Eran Chen of ODA: Architecture.

The event is presented in the context of "Saving Place: 50 Years of New York City Landmarks," an exhibition on view through January 3rd, 2016 at the Museum of the City of New York.

Preservation through Transformation: A Review of Recent Adaptive Reuse Projects

December 10, 2015
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

The Center for Architecture
536 LaGuardia Place
New York, New York

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