Context \ Contrast - New Architecture in Historic Districts - 1967-2009

Since the passage of the New York Landmarks Law in 1965, New York City has become one of the most influential forces for the historic preservation movement in the United States. The Landmarks Law established the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission as the agency responsible for identifying and preserving the city’s architectural, historical and cultural resources. The neighborhoods explored - Brooklyn Heights (Brooklyn), the Upper East Side, South Street Seaport and SoHo (Manhattan), and Douglaston (Queens) — illustrate the distinctly different building types and landscapes that can define districts as historic and compel us to consider how they should or should not change.

Context\Contrast asks how the Commission’s charge of ensuring "appropriate" new architecture in historic districts has allowed neighborhoods to evolve without endangering the essential character that contributes to their public value and makes them worth protecting. This publication is based on the 2009 Context\Contrast exhibition at the AIANY/Center for Architecture which has travelled to four other venues across the United States.

This publication was produced and organized by the New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation.

63 pages. 9 x 6 inches. Soft cover.



Guide to New York City Landmarks

The official guide to New York's must-see buildings

Yes, it's a wonderful town, and this book gives you more than 1,200 reasons why. With a host of new landmarks, 80 two-color, easy-to-read maps, and more than 200 photographs, this new edition of the official and only complete guide to New York's landmarks will make every visitor feel like a native--and turn every native into a wide-eyed tourist. New to this edition are more than 75 recently designated landmarks and 10 new historic districts, with a new focus on neighborhoods with local history and details explaining some of the more remarkable buildings in the districts. Includes a Foreword by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg.

The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission is the New York City agency responsible for protecting and preserving New York City's architecturally, historically, and culturally significant buildings. Founded in 1965 after the destruction of the original Penn Station, the Commission consists of 11 commissioners, including at least three architects, a historian, a realtor, a planner or landscape architect, as well as a representative of each borough.



NYLPF: Lunch at a Landmark, 2004-2016

This Booklet presents the iconic Lunch at a Landmark Honored Guests and speakers. This annual events is traditionally held in some of New York’s most prominent Landmark buildings. On this booklet each photograph represents either the venue or a project presented by the architect at the Lunch.

New York Landmark Preservation Foundation is a non-profit organization, therefore we also thank the generous support of the Lunch donors. Our reliance on donations allows to fund many or our cultural programs such as:

- Plaques Program (Individual Landmarks) - Historic Districts Markers - The Fourth Edition of the Guide to New York City Landmarks - The Exhibition and Publications, Context\ Contrast: New Architecture in Historic Districts.

This publication also lists all the way back from 2004 the annual educational Forum topics and the leading architects leading and engaged in the dialogue.