Lecture Series

Lecture Series

“From Tenements to Towers,” the subtitle of the new exhibition HOUSING DENSITY at The Skyscraper Museum, describes the arc for this series of lectures and panel programs that examine the history and strategies of development – both private market and publicly-assisted – for housing New York’s multitudes. The programs will bring together leading historians of New York’s architecture, housing, and urban history to consider how debates about “density” have shaped and reshaped New York from the early 20th century reforms of tenement crowding to the problematic urbanism of the “towers in the park” models in the postwar era.

Coming this Fall

Coming this Fall