Saving Place- 50 Years of New York City Landmarks

Published in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Landmarks Law, and a major exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York, Saving Place tells its story in essays by notable New Yorkers and preservationists. It evaluates contemporary additions to landmarks (the Hearst Tower, the Jewish Museum), and new buildings in historic districts including Greenwich Village and South Street Seaport. The book includes specially commissioned portfolios of views of historic districts and landmark buildings by the distinguished Dutch architectural photographer Iwan Baan. More…

First published by The Monacelli Press, New York

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  • Saving Place: 50 Years of New York City Landmarks, 21 April, 2015 to 3 January, 2016, Museum of the City of New York, New York, USA

News coverage:

  • The New York Times: ‘Saving Place’ Exhibition Celebrates New York Landmarks, Saved and Lost, April 23, 2015
  • New York Post: 5 places you might not know are bona fide NYC landmarks, April 23, 2015
  • Architect Magazine: New York City’s Landmark Preservation Movement Exhibited, February 6, 2015
  • Architectural Digest: Discover 50 Years of New York City’s Historic Landmarks, March 31, 2015
  • Observer: Take a Look at New York’s Lost Landmarks, Past and Present, April 25, 2015
  • The Washington Times: Exhibition highlights 50-year-old NYC Landmarks Law, April 16, 2015

Hardcover: 208 pages

Publisher: The Monacelli Press (April 21, 2015)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1580934315

ISBN-13: 978-1580934312

Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 0.9 x 10.8 inches