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History of Foley Square: New York Legal Landmarks & Civic Reform
February 27, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
New York City Bar Association
Have you ever wondered how Foley Square came to be surrounded by State and Federal courthouses and other buildings? History of Foley Square finds answers to this question by examining the migration of these buildings — some of them among our city’s foremost civic structures — within the context of the national civic center movement that arose in the early 1900s. The evening’s exploration included a look at the important, and perhaps under-recognized, role taken by George McAneny, city planner and preservation advocate, in Foley Square’s development.
We are grateful for the support of The New York Preservation Archive Project, sponsor of this program.
Hon. Albert M. Rosenblatt, President, Historical Society of the New York Courts
FROM CITY HALL PARK TO FOLEY SQUARE: GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS TAKE A STEP UPTOWN
Robert Pigott, Vice President & General Counsel, Phipps Houses
DRAWING CIRCLES AND HEXAGONS UPON THE SQUARE: THE NY CIVIC CENTER AND PROGRESSIVE-ERA REFORM IN THE U.S.
Jon Ritter, Clinical Associate Professor, New York University
PIONEERING CITY PLANNING IN THE HEART OF NY: GEORGE MCANENY, RAPID TRANSIT, ZONING, AND THE CIVIC CENTER
Charles Starks, Adjunct Lecturer in Urban Planning & Policy, Hunter College, CUNY
Hon. Dennis Jacobs, U.S. Circuit Judge of the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, joined Robert Pigott, Jon Ritter, and Charles Starks in the panel discussion.
Moderated by Hon. Albert M. Rosenblatt.