Whither Wall Street: The Recent Past and Evolving Future of the Architecture of Wall Street

2010 Henry Kaufman Lecture/Symposia Series

Whither Wall Street: The Recent Past and Evolving Future of the Architecture of Wall Street

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

MUSEUM OF AMERICAN FINANCE
48 Wall Street | New York, NY 10005
Tel: 212.908.4110 | Fax: 212.908.4601

Organized by The Skyscraper Museum in partnership with the Museum of American Finance, “Whither Wall Street” will address the changing fortunes of Wall Street –– not the forecast of financial markets, but the architectural assets and liabilities of the physical place.

A diverse panel of experts will discuss the recent history and possible futures of America’s most famous street. Key topics include the widespread conversion of office buildings to residential, hotel and retail uses and the new demands on the design of the public realm that need to serve the conflicting needs of both access and security of a post-9/11 world.

Panelists include:

Carol Willis, Director, The Skyscraper Museum (Introduction and moderator)

Elizabeth H. Berger, President, Downtown Alliance

Rob Rogers, Principal, Rogers Marvel Architects; streetscape designers of Wall Street for the NYC Department of City Planning

Kent Swig, President of Swig Equities, LLC; owner of a portfolio of properties on Wall Street and in the financial district

Alexandros Washburn, Chief Urban Designer, NYC Department of City Planning

Panel discussion followed by Q&A and reception. Reservations required. Admission is free for students and members of the Museum of American Finance and the Skyscraper Museum, or $15 for non-members. For additional information, please contact Lindsay Seeger at 212-908-4110 or lseeger@moaf.org.

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