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Apr 21, 2015 | ISBN 9781580934312

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“Filled with Iwan Baan’s people-centric photographs of New York City’s five boroughs and his famous helicopter aerials, Saving Place, celebrates the 50th anniversary of the New York City Landmarks Law. With archival photographs, too, the book narrates the preservation movement, from its origins to its later successes and failures. A case study dives into the historic-district designature of Bedford-Stuyvesant, a mostly African-American neighborhood in Brooklyn. But given the impact that the law has had on other cities across the country, the entire book serves as a case study. As director of the preservation program at Columbia, Andrew S. Dolkart, and his coeditor Donald Albrecht, a respected design curator, are the ideal team for this project.”
Architectural Record

“Despite being in a seemingly constant state of construction, New York City has managed to keep a great deal of its architectural history intact. A quick look at the city’s SoHo area or the centuries-old brownstones that line the streets of quiet Brooklyn neighborhoods reveals there’s much more to the Big Apple than towering skyscrapers and new buildings. This is in large part due to the New York City Landmarks Law put in place on April 19, 1965, after the destruction of one of Manhattan’s most architecturally significant structures—Pennsylvania Station. As local outrage spread over the building’s demise, design lovers and city officials came together to support the law, which would go on to save other gems across the five boroughs. In honor of the anniversary of the legislation, the Museum of the City of New York is celebrating with an exhibition and accompanying book, SAVING PLACE: 50 Years of New York City Landmarks. With essays from prominent New York figures, preservationists, and architects, and imagery by noted architectural photographer Iwan Baan, the book and the exhibition are a testament to the importance of history and the role individuals can play in protecting it.”
Architectural Digest 

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