Burning Down The House
The Future of Midtown
Grand Central Terminal is 100 years old, and on today's episode of Burning Down the House, Curtis B. Wayne reflects on the past, present and future of the New York City landmark with guests Raju Mann, Director, Policy & Planning at the Municipal Art Society of New York and Kathleen Bakwell, Executive Director of BioCities. What redevelopment plans does Mayor Bloomberg have in plan for Grand Central Terminal? What infrastructural issues exist in New York City, and how are they being addressed? Tune in for an in-depth conversation that offers plenty of insights into the built environment of New York City. This program was sponsored by Rolling Press.
"The issue is making sure that we, as a public, define the civic virtues that we want to memorialize in a preservation framework." [13:00]
"There's an allure and ego that's associated with the skyline that's hard to avoid. The building that ultimately contribute the most to the city are the ones you experience in the street in a meaningful way." [20:50]
Raju Mann, Director of Policy & Planning at the Municipal Art Society of New York