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Lower Manhattan Revealed: “Unbuilding New York,” The Woolworth Building

LMCC presented "Unbuilding New York," the second evening event of the 2011 Access Restricted: Lower Manhattan Revealed season. Journalist and author Jeff Byles and Michael Sorkin, Distinguished Professor of Architecture and the Director of the Graduate Urban Design Program, City College of New York, explored the concept of "unbuilding” and the potent urban, civic, and environmental impacts of this timely topic. The lecture took place on Wednesday, February 9, at The Woolworth Building.

  • A view of the lobby at The Woolworth Building / photo: dangottesman.com

    A view of the lobby at The Woolworth Building / photo: dangottesman.com

  • A detailed view of the ceiling of The Woolworth Building / photo: dangottesman.com

    A detailed view of the ceiling of The Woolworth Building / photo: dangottesman.com

  • A detailed view of an intricate gargoyle in the interior of The Woolworth Building / photo: dangottesman.com

    A detailed view of an intricate gargoyle in the interior of The Woolworth Building / photo: dangottesman.com

  • Curator Erin Donnelly introduces guests Michael Sorkin and Jeff Byles / photo: dangottesman.com

    Curator Erin Donnelly introduces guests Michael Sorkin and Jeff Byles / photo: dangottesman.com

  • Jeff Byles interviews Michael Sorkin / photo: dangottesman.com

    Jeff Byles interviews Michael Sorkin / photo: dangottesman.com

  • Michael Sorkin discusses the notion of “unbuilding” New York City / photo: dangottesman.com

    Michael Sorkin discusses the notion of “unbuilding” New York City / photo: dangottesman.com

  • A view of the audience at “Unbuilding New York” / photo: dangottesman.com

    A view of the audience at “Unbuilding New York” / photo: dangottesman.com

  • A packed house gathered to listen to the lecture / photo: dangottesman.com

    A packed house gathered to listen to the lecture / photo: dangottesman.com

  • A view from the back of the lobby in The Woolworth Building / photo: dangottesman.com

    A view from the back of the lobby in The Woolworth Building / photo: dangottesman.com

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