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Join MAS President at CURE’s Megaprojects Conference

MAS President Vin Cipolla will moderate a panel at Megaprojects, a one-day international conference organized by The Center for Urban Real Estate at Columbia University (CURE) on May 11. The conference will convene leading developers, architects, engineers and urban planners to explore megaprojects, while addressing the issues faced and the lessons learned in developing and operating megaprojects in New York as well as in London. Vin’s panel, The World Trade Center and Battery Park City: Lessons Learned, will examine the initial World Trade Center development – both its limitations and successes as an office and retail destination prior to 9/11. It will also consider the alternative paradigm of Battery Park City—a mixed-use development created with the spoils of the Trade Center and based on an entirely new street grid. Vin will be joined by panelists Charles J. Maikish, managing director, chief operating officer, Citi Realty Services; Rafael Pelli, senior partner, Pelli Clarke Pelli; and Carol Willis, director, The Skyscraper Museum. Supported by the Durst Fund for Research at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, MAS is a Megaprojects conference partner, as are AIANY, RPA, NYBC, BTEA and REBNY. For more information, and to register, visit www.megaprojects2012.com.