1965: Preservation Round the World When New York Signed Its Law: A Lecture with Anthony Tung

Anthony M. Tung, author of Preserving the World’s Great Cities: The Destruction and Renewal of the Historic Metropolis and former New York City Landmarks Preservation Commissioner, will present a talk that envisions the state of urban preservation on different continents at the moment when Mayor Robert F. Wagner signed the New York City Landmarks Preservation statute in 1965. With the process of civilization unfolding at varying speeds, igniting the upheaval of urban modernization, how did the heritage of London, Beijing, Mexico City, Rome, and Warsaw fare? Mr. Tung will show accompanying photographs to complement his lecture.

This event is co-sponsored by the Historic Districts Council and Neighborhood Preservation Center.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008
6:30 pm

Grace Church School
84 Fourth Avenue