New York’s Architectural Holdouts is the title of a new revised edition of the book by Andrew Alpern and Seymour Durst.
"Holdouts" are building owners who refuse to make way for office buildings and other urban designing projects. In New York’s Architectural Holdouts architect and historian Alpern and developer Durst examine over 50 examples of New York City holdouts. Site histories and controversies are considered in the framework of project delays and eventual conflict resolution.
Andrew Alpern will give a book talk tonight about "Holdouts" at the Skyscraper Museum in NYC.
Vishaan Chakrabarti, Director of the Real Estate Development program, GSAPP wrote the new introduction.
–by Carole Ann Fabian, Director of Avery Library