Past and Future:
Downtown New York

Wed, Apr 10, 2002

A panel of historians, planners, architects, and developers discussed the relevance of past plans for reshaping and revitalizing Lower Manhattan and the challenges facing downtown in the future.


Amanda M. Burden, an urban planner and civic activist, is Chair of the New York City Planning Commission and Director of the Department of City Planning.

Sherida Paulsen, Chair, NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission

Robert Selsam, Senior Vice President, Boston Properties, Inc.

Marilyn Jordan Taylor, Chair, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.

Philip R. Pitruzello is V.P. for Real Estate Projects, AOL Time Warner, Inc.

Carol Willis is the founder and director of the Skyscraper Museum and a professor of Urban Studies at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Preservation and Planning. She is also the author of Form Follows Financeand co-author of Building the Empire State with Donald Friedman.