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June 7, 2023

Classicism in the Sky: The Return of the Elegant Skyscraper

Classicism in the Sky: The Return of the Elegant Skyscraper

Join the Institute of Classical Art and Architecture (ICAA) at the Robert A.M. Stern Architects (RAMSA) offices on Wednesday, June 7 at 6:30pm for a panel discussion expanding on the Veranda article, Is the Future of American High-Rise Residences Rooted in Old-World Elegance? by Stephen Wallis.

“Throughout the past decade and a half, New York City’s skyline-altering luxury building boom has produced no shortage of eye-catching, unmistakably contemporary landmarks. Some are twisting or gridded or stacked like Jenga blocks, others are sleek and supertall, and nearly all are clad in shimmering expanses of glass (see Hudson Yards). But there is another side to this story. Amid the futuristic never-seen-that-before, stretching-into-the-clouds pyrotechnics, some of the city’s most prestigious new apartment high-rises are being designed by architects who unabashedly look to the past.”

The panel will be moderated by Stephen Wallis, writer and editor, and will be comprised of Paul Whalen and Dan Lobitz, Partners at RAMSA and Peter Pennoyer, Principal of Peter Pennoyer Architects.

To register for the event, please visit the ICAA website.

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