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Baruch College Explores the Revitalization of Lower Manhattan

September 8th discussion will feature expert panelists including Daniel Liebeskind, Michael Arad, Robert Ivy, Cathleen McGuigan and Paul Goldberger, among others


New York, NY, September 6, 2011-- As the tenth anniversary of 9/11 approaches, Baruch College’s Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute in association with New York New Visions, AIA New York Chapter, APA New York Metro Chapter and ASLA New York Chapter will host Lower Manhattan Rising, a series of revealing panel discussions on the emerging Lower Manhattan community and the economic, development, and cultural implications of its continued growth.

Much has been accomplished over the last 18-24 month at the World Trade Center about which the general public is not aware -- key design decisions, major infrastructure, foundation, below grade construction, memorial plaza and museum construction - and now as buildings 1 and 4 are emerging from the ground, the shape of the final complex is beginning to be apparent. This one day presentation and discussion will look beyond the current status of development to what are the remaining issues and what 9/11/2021 will promise.

“There is a renaissance at hand in Lower Manhattan - a rebirthing into a 24/7 mixed use environment of new housing, entertainment, culture, recreation and education,” said Jack Nyman, Director of the Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute at Baruch College. “This conference is about looking forward to propel Lower Manhattan into the future with vigor, focus, and great conscience.”

This one day conference will feature several real estate and architect design experts including Daniel Liebeskind, AIA and Principal of Studio Daniel Liebeskind; Michael Arad, Partner at Handel Architects LLP; Robert Ivy, Chief Executive Officer at the American Institute of Architects; Cathleen McGuigan, Editor-in-Chief of Architectural Record; Paul Goldberger, Architecture Critic of The New Yorker, among several others. For a full list of panelists, click here.

WHAT:             Lower Manhattan Rising

WHEN:             Thursday, September 8

                           9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

WHERE:          Center for Architecture

                          536 LaGuardia Place

For more information or to obtain press passes, please contact:

Ed Pachetti, 646-660-6135,

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