DDC Talks 10/16/19: NYC’s Public Buildings and Infrastructure of the New Deal Era


Event description:

Date:             Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Time:            10:00am – 12:00pm

Location:       LaGuardia Community College, Little Theatre – 31-10 Thomson Avenue, LIC, NY 11101 (map)

Credits:        (2) AIA CE credits

Title:             New York City’s Public Buildings and Infrastructure of the New Deal Era

Speaker:        Dr. Deborah Gardner, Historian & Curator, Roosevelt House at Hunter College

DDC Talks Lecture Series | NYC Department of Design + Construction| [email protected]

“New York City was the single greatest recipient of New Deal (1933-42) public works in the country. Its leaders organized quickly to apply for funds for such monumental endeavors as the Triborough Bridge, LaGuardia Airport, the lincoln Tunnel, the East River (FOR) Drive, and the nation’s first public housing projects. Among its achievements in New York, the New Deal reshaped the city physically for decades to come, and the schools, courthouses, hospitals and health clinics, bridges, highways and other structures remain an enduring legacy. Deborah Gardner, PhD, Historian and Curator of Roosevelt House at Hunter College, the former home of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, will discuss this legacy and the collaboration between federal agencies, city departments, and state government.”


Event details

Date: Sat. Nov 16th, 2019

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