While many complain NYC's days of major public works are long gone, the government has in fact undertaken a number of huge development projects in recent decades, several described as the largest in our history - new rail lines and bridges, a sixty- mile- long water tunnel, redevelopement of industrial parks, transit yards, waterfront, Times Square, the World Trade Center, and more. So how does the current age stack up historically? How does it compare? And what lessons might we draw, now that it is time to plan for the next generation?
Lynne B. Sagalyn, professor emeritus of real estate at Columbia's Graduate School of Business, dicsusses her recent book, Power at Ground Zero: Politics, Money, and the Remaking of Lower Manhattan, and the challenges of large- scale development in present- day New York.
This event is opened to Students and Young Leaders