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Many people have assisted with research on the Garment District and its buildings. My study of the architecture and development of the Garment District began with a request to speak at an academic conference sponsored by the Leon Levy Foundation. The foundation has also generously supported this exhibition and we extend out heartiest thanks to Shelby White and Judith Dobrzynski. My work for the exhibition was supported by an Independent Projects grant from the New York State Council on the Arts.
For the design of the exhibition, I am indebted to Wendy Evans Joseph and Greg Evans of Cooper Joseph Studio. For their help in finding material about the Garment District and assisting with loans I would like to thank Carole Ann Fabian, Janet Parks, and Carolyn Yerkes of the Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University in the City of New York; Katherine M. Dowgiewicz, Kheel Center, Cornell University; Juliet Jacobson, Fashion Institute of Technology; Ken Cobb, New York City Department of Records, Municipal Archives; Nancy Sparrow, Alexander Architectural Archives, University of Texas; Marilyn Ibach, Library of Congress; Sarah Henry, Amy DiPasquale, and Lacy Schutz, Museum of the City of New York; Whitney Richardson at the Wolfsonian-FIU; Henry McGee, at HBO, which generously granted permission to use several clips of vintage videos; and Dana Comfort of George Comfort & Sons, the owner of one of the Garment Center Capitol buildings.
In addition I would like to thank the following individuals for their assistance: Barbara Randall and Ann Bonicum of the Fashion Center BID, Jørgen Cleamann, Thomas Garcia, Nina Rappaport, Judith Saltzman, Ray Segal, and Chad Shores. And finally, I would like to thank the hard-working staff, interns, and volunteers at The Skyscraper Museum for all of their work in putting together this exhibition: Sarah Cloonan, Rick Fudge, Ondel Hylton, Casey Jung, Georgi Kyorlenski, Nicole Lau, Emilio Maria, Amanda Mullens, Brendan Pettersen, Ellie Rubin, Angela Serratore, Brendan Shera, Gideon Sorkin, and Diana Wong.
Andrew S. Dolkart, Guest Curator
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Urban Fabric is guest-curated by Andrew S. Dolkart, the Director of the Historic Preservation Program and the James Marston Fitch Associate Professor of Historic Preservation at the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.
Major support for this exhibition was provided by the
LEON LEVY FOUNDATION
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Urban Fabric is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
Urban Fabric is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency.