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History of the UWS Apartment House PLUS A-round Columbus Circle

November 29, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

History of the UWS Apartment House PLUS A-round Columbus Circle 
**2 Great Programs in 1 Afternoon for 3.0 hours of Brokers Continuing Ed Credits!**

Thursday, November 29th, 1:00pm-4:30pm (must attend both to receive credits)
Macaulay Honors College, 35 W. 67th Street  2nd Floor Screening Room

Part 1: History of the Upper West Side Apartment House with Tom Miller

When the Dakota was built in 1884, it was the first luxury apartment house on the Upper West Side.  It stood alone for a few years, as the upper middle classes decided what they thought about those “French” ways of apartment living – but soon the answer to the “domestic problem” (allowing the building management to handle maid and dining services, for instance) and an assortment of outré amenities helped launch apartment house development in a big way.  The “West Side Boom” of the late 19th/early 20th centuries changed the look and feel of the UWS forever.  Many grand mansions along Riverside Drive that looked set to last a century were gone in a decade.  West End Avenue was transformed from a line of row houses into one of the city’s great apartment house thoroughfares.

Social historian Tom Miller (aka the “Daytonian in Manhattan“) traces the history of how the Upper West Side became a hotbed of NYC apartment architecture and culture. He’ll take us on a fascinating journey from tenements to French flats, residence hotels to transitional hotel-to-apartment buildings. Learn how legislation guaranteeing light and air (what a concept!) combined with changing styles of living and the arrival of the Broadway IRT subway brought about the end of rowhouse construction and created today’s uniquely recognizable Upper West Side landscape.  Spoiler alert:  There will be fab photos and histories of many of the UWS’s greatest apartment buildings!

Part 2: A-round Columbus Circle with Sean Khorsandi

LW! Executive Director Sean Khorsandi is our guide for the development of lower Central Park West, beginning with Columbus Circle.  He’ll take us on a virtual walk (via glorious historic photos – no boots or umbrellas needed) a-round the Circle (get it?) and up CPW.  We’ll return to the days when The Circle had eight(!) entrances/exits and traffic moved inboth directions.  Remember the New York Coliseum and Automobile Row?  We’ll spin from the T***p Tower to buildings by Hardenbergh, Stern, Candella and Roth, learning more about the architectural and social legacy of buildings of various eras and styles along lower Central Park West, one of NYC’s finest residential streets.

Get great information about the blocks and buildings you work with daily! There’s no more enjoyable way to explore the architectural history of the Upper West Side (and receive 3.0 continuing credit hours) than with Landmark West!

These 2 programs together are approved for 3.0 hours of Real Estate Continuing Education Credit — Participants will receive a New York State certification for 3.0 hours of study approved by the Secretary of State in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 868 of the Laws of 1977.

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