Posts Tagged ‘landmarks’

AIA NY Now Exhibit Features Shepard Hall

Thursday, October 8th, 2009


Last night, the AIA New York help me write my essay Chapter / Center for Architecture took over the West 4th Street subway station for the opening of their New York Now architecture showcase. Elemental Architecture’s historic reconstruction of New York City Landmark Gothic Revival building, Shepard Hall at the City College of New York, is among the work featured in the exhibit.



New York Now includes work of all type and scale – small, large, commercial, residential, public, private, interiors, historic preservation, engineering, landscape and urban design – presenting the scope and quality of projects by Chapter members in New York City today. This high-visibility exhibition offers a snapshot of where we are at this moment and celebrates the diversity of the Chapter’s membership.

The exhibit runs through the end of October. For additional information and online slideshow of work featured, click here.

Carl Stein: Preserving the Past, Building for the Future – City College

Monday, September 14th, 2009

Carl Stein

is interviewed about the history and preservation efforts by elemental at Shepard Hall as part of the College’s Centennial celebration

Construction Update: Shepard Hall Reconstruction Kicks-off

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

The 9th & 10th phases of the award-winning historic reconstruction of Shepard Hall at the City College of New York has officially begun. The project, which includes the replacement of nearly 8,000 pieces of failing terra cotta sculpture ornament with new glass-fiber reinforced concrete replacement units and a new main entrance to the building, is expected to be complete by May 2011. Stay tuned for regular construction progress updates from the field.

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The Great Hall at Open House NY

Saturday, October 4th, 2008
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Elemental co-founders Carl Stein, FAIA & Tom Abraham, AIA give tours of the Great Hall at Shepard Hall, The City College of

New York, as part of the annual Open House New York Architectural Tour program. The $12.8 million restoration of the 14,000 sf Great Hall includes the introduction of modern, state of the art acoustic and lighting systems which make the grand

assembly space available for a wide variety of programs ranging from lectures and musical performances to commercial film and television shoots. The work also included the refurbishment of twelve sixty-foot stained glass windows, extensive repair of the elaborate decorative plaster and woodwork, and newly designed limestone floor and new control booth. The restoration was the recipient of the Lucy G. Moses Award from the New York Landmarks Conservancy, one of the nation's most prestigious preservation awards.

The Great Hall at CCNY

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CUNY Video: Preserving the Past, Building for the Future at City College

Friday, April 20th, 2007

Architect George Post’s neo-gothic confection at City College “would be almost impossible to

conceive of today,” says architect Carl Stein, who recently completed a two-decade restoration that uses modern technology

and materials while remaining faithful to Post’s artistic vision. The University celebrated the centennial of Post’s collection of buildings in 2007.