Arts Forum on Grand Central Terminal: Design for the Next Century
March 13th, 2013, 3:08 pm
Join us for the MAS Arts Forum on Grand Central Terminal: Design for the Next Century. The event will take place on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 6:00 PM in Vanderbilt Hall, Grand Central Terminal. This event is FREE but registration is required. At the 2012 MAS Summit for New York City we invited three extraordinary design firms–Foster + Partners, SOM, and WXY – to offer provocative ideas on how to re-think the public realm around Grand Central. This panel will reconvene Roger Duffy, Brandon Haw, and Claire Weisz, along with James von Klemperer of KPF with moderator Susan Szenasy, editor in chief of Metropolis, to further explore these ideas and to consider what the next generation of buildings could look like for this area. How should we expect future buildings to function and, through design, how can they contribute to better circulation, mobility, and livability for one of the world’s most vital neighborhoods? The 2013 centennial celebration of Grand Central Terminal and the City’s proposed up-zoning of East Midtown presents a rare opportunity to shape a generation of development in one of our city’s busiest neighborhoods; we must ensure the changes that the City is planning are not only for the buildings themselves, but also for the people who will work in these buildings, ride the subway, walk the streets and admire the skyline. Registration is required for this free event to be held in Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central Terminal. We hope to see you there! The Arts Forum is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council. Additional support provided by L & L Holding Company and 380 Madison Avenue.