savingIt is highly unlikely that my travels will take me to New York in enough time to see the Saving Place Exhibition at the wonderful Museum of the City of New York. However, I can still post about it and encourage people to check it out. The exhibition is a celebration of the City’s tradition of neighborhood preservation and success at creating and maintaining the iconic cityscapes that make up the great American metropolis.

About the Saving Place Exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York: “Many believe New York’s pioneering Landmarks Law, enacted in April 1965, was the key factor in the rebirth of New York in the final quarter of the 20th century. It fostered pride in neighborhoods and resulted in neighborhood preservation in every borough, connecting and motivating residents and bringing new economic life to older communities. It ensured that huge swaths of the city remain a rich complex of new and old. It also ensured the creative re-use of countless buildings. At the same time, a new body of important architecture has emerged as architects, clients, and the Landmarks Preservation Commission devised innovative solutions for the renovation of landmark buildings and for new buildings in historic districts. The law spawned creativity in architects’ responses to building preservation that has enhanced the cityscape in all five boroughs. Presented to celebrate the law’s 50th anniversary, Saving Place is organized by Donald Albrecht, the City Museum’s Curator of Architecture and Design and Andrew S. Dolkart, the Director of the Historic Preservation Program at Columbia University, with consulting curator Seri Worden, currently a consultant with the National Trust for Historic Preservation.”

The Saving Place Exhibition runs through Sept. 13 at the Museum of the City of New York in the great city of New York, NY USA.

Visit the Museum of the City of New York online here.