March 18th, 2017
Please read MAS’s tribute to Hugh Hardy in this weekend’s New York Times.
The board and staff of The Municipal Art Society mourn the passing of our director emeritus and former chair of the planning committee, Hugh Hardy, a giant of architecture and tireless advocate for New York City.
His passing is a profound loss to New York, but he leaves behind an extraordinary legacy. His impact on our city will resonate in civic spaces across the five boroughs – from Lincoln Center and Brooklyn Academy of Music, to Radio City Music Hall and the New York Botanical Garden. He had a once-in-a-generation gift for mixing historic and modern design in a way that elevated both.
Hugh’s boundless talent made him a legend but it was his generosity of spirit that made him such a treasure to know. Our thoughts are with Tiziana Hardy, their children, and the entire Hardy family.