Past Event: The Candela Allure

When: Thursday, June 7, 2018, 6:30pm

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740 Park Avenue and 71st Street, N.W. corner. Photo by Wurts Bros. Museum of the City of New York, Wurts Bros. Collection, gift of Richard Wurts, X20; Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, 133 East 80th Street at Lexington Avenue by Beyond My Ken, March 22, 2016

Please note that this program is now sold out. There will be a wait list starting at 5:45 pm on the night of the program. Any additional seats will be released at 6:35 pm in the order the names were received. You must be physically present when your name is called or your place will be forfeited. We do not guarantee that any seats will become available. Seating is first come, first served. Latecomers will be seated at the discretion of management.

Rosario Candela played a major role in shaping the architectural legacy of twentieth-century New York. Today, his buildings rank among the most prized in the city, almost one hundred years after they were built. What gives Candela's designs such an enduring appeal? Inspired by our upcoming exhibition, Elegance in the Sky: The Architecture of Rosario Candela, curator Donald Albrecht leads a conversation on the history, design, and marketability of these famed addresses with architecture critic Paul Goldberger, architect Peter Pennoyer, and New York real estate executive Elizabeth Stribling.

Reception and exhibition viewing to follow. 

This forum is made possible by The New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation.

The program accompanies our upcoming exhibition, Elegance in the Sky: The Architecture of Rosario Candela (opens May 17, 2018). To view more programs in this series, click here.

About the Speakers:
Paul Goldberger is an architecture critic, author, professor, and a contributing editor for Vanity Fair magazine. From 1997 to 2011, he was the architecture critic for The New Yorker, writing the magazine’s celebrated “Sky Line” column. He is the chair of Design and Architecture at The New School and was formerly dean of the Parsons School of Design, a division of The New School.

Peter Pennoyer, FAIA, is the principal partner of Peter Pennoyer Architects, a New York-based, 60-member firm with commissions worldwide. He has co-authored five books on American architectural history and is an adjunct professor in the Architecture and Urban Studies Program at New York University.

Elizabeth Stribling is the chairman of Stribling & Associates, Ltd. Founded in 1980, the firm has since grown to four offices and over 300 agents across Manhattan and Brooklyn. In 2018, Stribling received the prestigious Bernard Mendik Lifetime Leadership in Real Estate Award from the Real Estate Board of New York. 

Donald Albrecht (moderator) is the Museum’s curator of Architecture and Design. He organized Elegance in the Sky: The Architecture of Rosario Candela in addition to numerous other exhibitions at the Museum. Albrecht also frequently contributes essays to books about architecture and design. 

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