Posts Tagged: landmarks

Shepard Hall: Buildings = Energy Exhibition at The Center for Architecture, New York City

Elemental is proud to announce that it’s award-winning historic reconstruction of Shepard Hall at The City College of New York is included in the current exhibition on view at the Center for Architecture in New York City as part of the month-long celebration Archtober.  The exhibition explores how critical choices and consumption patterns of professionals and building occupants can make positive energy changes in our cities.  Shepard Hall was selected as an exemplar of sustainability in historic reconstruction.  his is particularly evident in considering the use of Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete (GFRC) as the primary reconstruction material, in lieu of other materials. (more…)

Elemental’s Historic Reconstruction of Shepard Hall Featured by The Architects Newspaper

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In Detail> City College’s masterpiece Shepard Hall gets a long-awaited restoration, gargoyles and all.  (more…)

Commemorating The First Women’s Rights Convention

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On July 19th and 20th 1848, the first Women’s Rights Convention was held, resulting in the drafting of the Declaration of Sentiments which became the foundation for the struggle for full equality for women, including the right to vote which was not granted until the Nineteenth Amendment was passed in 1920. The 1848 Convention was held at the Wesleyan Chapel in Seneca Falls, NY.
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Invitation – Westbeth Artists Housing 40th Anniversary Celebration

You are cordially invited to join the Westbeth Artists Housing Association in celebrating its 40th Anniversary and designation as a National Historic Landmark on Monday, May 3, 2010.
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Construction Update: Shepard Hall TSRU Models

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Fabrication has begun of the models needed for the production molds for the thin-shell replicas that will replace the deteriorated terra cotta. Together with the previous nine phases, more than 60,000 pieces have been replaced making this by far the largest historic reconstruction of its kind in the world. (more…)

Carl Stein to Speak at AIANY Symposium

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Carl Stein, FAIA will speak as part of the “Modernism by Choice: The Economy, Politics, and Sustainability of Preservation” symposium this Saturday at AIANY Center for Architecture. The symposium is in conjunction with the World Monuments Fund’s “Modernism at Risk” exhibition on view at the Center through May 1, 2010. See here for more information on the exhibit. (more…)

Construction Update: Shepard Hall Entry Ramp & Facade Work

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Entry Ramp Takes Shape:
Central to the entry redesign is the reconstruction of the original ground floor entrance. In addition to the salvaged schist stone wall, concrete retaining walls form the stair opening leading down to the original lower level stone arch entry.  Earth and gravel fill are compacted to serve as a supporting base for the new concrete stair slab. (more…)

Construction Update: Shepard Hall, Concrete Underpinning

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As construction continues, efforts to utilize the original schist stone entry ramp wall that was recently unearthed continue to make progress. Concrete underpinning (for an explanation of underpinning, click here) along with new steel reinforcement, will allow the original schist stone wall to be incorporated into the new entry design. (more…)

AIA NY Now Exhibit Features Shepard Hall

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Last night, the AIA New York help me write my essay Chapter / Center for Architecture took over the West 4th Street subway station for the opening of their New York Now architecture showcase. Elemental Architecture’s historic reconstruction of New York City Landmark Gothic Revival building, Shepard Hall at the City College of New York, is among the work featured in the exhibit. (more…)

Construction Update: Shepard Hall Original Entry Wall Fully Revealed

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Along with the recently unearthed entry stairs, a major portion of the original entry wall has been unearthed. Following inspection, the team is now evaluating how this remnant of the original entry can be incorporated into the reconstruction. The wall, constructed of Manhattan schist likely from the building site, was buried under fill during a mid-twentieth century alteration. (more…)

Carl Stein: Preserving the Past, Building for the Future – City College

Carl Stein is interviewed about the history and preservation efforts by elemental at Shepard Hall as part of the College’s Centennial celebration (more…)

Construction Update: Shepard Hall Original Entry Stairs Revealed

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As demolition and excavation progress continues for the newly designed building entry, a essay writing services startling discovery: the original entry stairs built in 1907, long believed to have been demolished, are found buried under earthwork fill below the recently removed concrete ramp. (more…)

Construction Update: Shepard Hall Reconstruction Kicks-off

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The 9th & 10th phases of the award-winning historic reconstruction of Shepard Hall at the City College of New York has officially begun. The project, which includes the replacement of nearly 8,000 pieces of failing terra cotta sculpture ornament with new glass-fiber reinforced concrete replacement units and a new main entrance to the building, is expected to be complete by May 2011. (more…)

Marcel Breuer’s Atlanta Library Threatened

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As the debate over the preservation of what is considered to be Marcel Breather’s last project continues, Carl Stein is mentioned as one of the Library’s creative contributors here. Carl, prior to departing the Breuer office to join his father Richard Stein, FAIA to form  The Stein Partnership, served as Project Manager for the building’s design. (more…)

The Great Hall at Open House NY

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Elemental co-founders Carl Stein, FAIA & Tom Abraham, AIA give tours of the Great Hall at Shepard Hall, The City College of New York. (more…)

CUNY Video: Preserving the Past, Building for the Future at City College

Architect George Post’s neo-gothic confection at City College “would be almost impossible to conceive of today,” says architect Carl Stein, who recently completed a two-decade restoration that uses modern technology and materials while remaining faithful to Post’s artistic vision. (more…)