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June 19th, 2012, 1:51 pm
The conservation of the “Rocket Thrower” sculpture and the energy retrofit at the Henry Street Settlement, both MAS partner projects, were awarded Partners in Preservation grants last week. The projects were two of the 40 finalists of American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Partners in Preservation in New York City initiative.
Partners in Preservation is a competition that solicits the input of the community, via social media, to provide preservation grants for local historic places. The program achieves its goal of increasing the public’s awareness of the importance of historic preservation in the United States while simultaneously preserving America’s historic and cultural places.
Henry Street placed fifth in the competition and was awarded $175,000, which will go towards phase two of the current energy retrofit at the Settlement’s headquarters, a project that was launched by MAS last year. The “Rocket Thrower,” in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park was awarded $10,000, which will go towards to the restoration of the Olympian-sized sculpture under the MAS Adopt-A-Monument program.
MAS thanks American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation for their support, as well as all those who voted for our Partners in Preservation projects.
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