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Letter From The Chair

 
Left: Basil E. Walter. AIA,  Chair ,  New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation   Right: Sir David Adjaye OBE RA,  Architects/Director ,  Adjaye Associates ,  Speaker & Guest of Honor  at the 2018  Lunch at a Landmark  held at the  New-York Historical Society

Left: Basil E. Walter. AIA, Chair, New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation
Right: Sir David Adjaye OBE RA, Architects/Director, Adjaye Associates, Speaker & Guest of Honor at the 2018 Lunch at a Landmark held at the New-York Historical Society

August 12, 2019

Dear Friends,

On behalf of the board of the New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation, I would like to thank Christina Davis for her 14 years of service as chair of the Foundation. Christina’s tireless dedication to the Foundation, the Landmarks Commission and to the City of New York has contributed greatly to the betterment of our city. My own gratitude toward Christina was combined with a sense of trepidation as I took on the role of Chair this past year, and realized the shoes I had agreed to try to fill. I am grateful also to the full board of the Foundation, who continue to generously donate their time to our important work.

The New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation was established in 1980 to support the work of the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission and to foster public awareness of preservation through educational outreach.

The Foundation sponsors the Bronze Landmark Plaque and Historic District Marker programs, denoting designated Landmark Buildings and Historic Districts in the five boroughs of the City, and works closely with the Commission to assist in furthering their efforts and overall mission to protect and preserve historic New York.

We celebrate and thank the many distinguished architects and scholars who have participated in our Forum discussions and our “Lunch at a Landmark” over the past years. This year, the Lunch will be held on Monday, October 7th and our honored guest and speaker will be architect Annabelle Selldorf, who has been very busy creating so much engaging and well considered architecture in New York City and beyond.

I look forward to seeing you at “Lunch at a Landmark” in October or at a future event and very much appreciate your continued support of the Foundation.

Sincerely,

Basil E. Walter, AIA   Chair

Basil E. Walter, AIA
Chair