Join New York Times journalist and author Sam Roberts for this talk and book signing, as he explores the history of the city through its enduring buildings. In his new book, he selects 27 buildings from the city’s over 7000 structures, including Federal Hall National Memorial marking the site where George Washington was inaugurated. Roberts discusses the histories of these buildings, but also their broader impact on the city, the nation and world.
This is part of a series of talks and a small exhibition honoring George McAneny, around his 150th birthday. McAneny was New York’s leading advocate for planning and preservation in the early 20th century. A former president of the regional Plan Association, he helped to create the National Trust for Historic Preservation. McAneny was also a Manhattan Borough President and his efforts lead to the preservation of sites such as Federal Hall, Castle Clinton, the Battery and New York City Hall.