Panel Discussion: Zoning to Scale: Considering Neighborhood Character
Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10029
Date / Time
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
DescriptionThe Museum of the City of New York exhibit now on view, through April 23, 2017: Mastering the Metropolis: New York and Zoning, 1916-2016.
How tall can New York buildings be? How wide? Where can developers build homes, factories, offices, or stores? The character of New York’s varied neighborhoods is governed by a novel set of rules first envisioned by New York reformers 100 years ago – the Zoning Resolution of 1916. This landmark law gave birth to the iconic “setback” skyscraper and the modern skyline; to special neighborhoods like the Theater District; to public amenities like pedestrian plazas, and to residential neighborhoods of all shapes and sizes.
On the 100th anniversary of America’s first comprehensive zoning resolution, Mastering the Metropolis: New York and Zoning, 1916-2016 examines the effects of the evolving law and charts the history of the city’s zoning rules and debates, illuminating how the tools of zoning have reflected a century of evolving ideas about what constitutes an “ideal” city.
The panel discussions bring together groups of experts to discuss different facets of zoning and urban planning.
Who Should AttendOpen to the public
Procedures/Directions$15 & up $10 for Museum and MHNA members. Register online. Use discount code ZONE to get the member discount.