Tour: High Line History Tour with Andrew Dolkart
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM (EDT)
Join historian Andrew Dolkart for a walking tour that explores the time when freight trains and cargo ships ruled Manhattan’s West Side. Andrew will discuss the role of the High Line in New York City’s history, pointing out relics of the city’s industrial past, and how they are being re-used today.
Andrew is the Director of the Historic Preservation Program and the James Marston Fitch Associate Professor of Historic Preservation. He has been active in historic preservation in New York City for over thirty years, both as a staff member at the Landmarks Preservation Commission, as a freelance consultant, and as a teacher. He has worked extensively with neighborhood groups on preservation efforts and has completed scores of National Register nominations, Landmark Commission designation reports, and historic resource surveys for environmental reviews. Andrew has also written extensively about his passion, the architecture and development of New York City, including his most recent award-winning book, "The Row House Reborn: Architecture and Neighborhoods in New York City, 1908-1929."