Emery Roth, born in 1871, was an architect and Hungarian-Jewish immigrant to New York. Roth designed many of the New York City hotels and apartment buildings that defined the 1920s and 1930s, incorporating Beaux-Arts and Art Deco details to create the decorative streetscapes we know and love, from The Shenandoah in Sheridan Square to the San Remo on Central Park West to Park Avenue’s Ritz Tower. Specializing in luxury apartment buildings, the advent of steel-frame construction facilitated Roth’s designs, which have been called “flamboyant and adventurous” to new heights. Join us for a panel discussion about Roth’s architecture, work, life, archive, and legacy.
Andrew Dolkart is a professor of Historic Preservation at the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation and the former Director of the school’s Historic Preservation Program. Professor Dolkart is an authority on the preservation of historically significant architecture and an expert in the architecture and development of New York City. Before joining the faculty at Columbia he held a position at the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission and worked as a consultant. Dolkart holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Colgate University (1973) and a Master of Science degree in Historic Preservation from Columbia University (1977); he is a popular lecturer and walking tour guide.
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Co-hosted by Friends of the Upper East Side, Landmark West!, and the Historic Districts Council.