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Oct 25

6:00 pm

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Mon

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Oct 25

7:00 pm

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Virtual

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Talk

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Oct

25

Celebrating 150 Years of Emery Roth, Architect of Our City

Start

Mon

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Oct 25

6:00 pm

End

Mon

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Oct 25

7:00 pm

How

Virtual

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Talk

Location

Emery Roth, born in 1871, was an architect and Hungarian-Jewish immigrant to New York. Roth designed many of the New York City hotels and apartment buildings that defined the 1920s and 1930s, incorporating Beaux-Arts and Art Deco details to create the decorative streetscapes we know and love, from The Shenandoah in Sheridan Square to the San Remo on Central Park West to Park Avenue’s Ritz Tower. Specializing in luxury apartment buildings, the advent of steel-frame construction facilitated Roth’s designs, which have been called “flamboyant and adventurous” to new heights. Join us for a panel discussion about Roth’s architecture, work, life, archive, and legacy.

Andrew Dolkart is a professor of Historic Preservation at the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation and the former Director of the school's Historic Preservation Program. He also worked at the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission. Dolkart holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Colgate University and a Master of Science degree in Historic Preservation from Columbia University; he is a popular lecturer and walking tour guide.

Shelley Hayreh joined Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University in 2010. In her role as Archivist in the Department of Drawings and Archives, she oversees the physical and intellectual management of over 2 million drawings, photographs, letters, and manuscripts related to architecture.  

Richard Roth Jr. practiced architecture from the early 1960s through the 1990s as part of the third generation of the family firm Emery Roth & Sons. Rising to chief architect, Richard led the designs for many major high-rises in the booming post-war development of Manhattan.

Emery Roth II studied both design and language arts at Carnegie-Mellon University, simultaneously earning degrees in architecture and literature. An educator and writer, Roth is also a family archivist and is working on digitizing his father’s letters, touching on WWII, the future of Roth & Sons, and more.

Co-hosted by Friends of the Upper East Side, Landmarks West!, and the Historic Districts Council

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