Never Built Live:
Architects and Planners on their Unrealized Work
Feb 4 2018
How did Never Built New York‘s unrealized projects meet their fate—and what did their makers learn from the experience?
On Sunday February 4th, 12 architects, planners, and historians discuss the stories behind the show’s unrealized urban visions. Literary historian Cheryl J. Fish will discuss June Jordan’s contribution to Buckminster Fuller’s Harlem Skyrise. Architect Frederick Noyes will weigh in on his father Eliot’s Westinghouse Pavilion for the 1964 World’s Fair. Henry Cobb of Pei Cobb Freed & Partners will illustrate the ten-year saga of a never-built upgrade to JFK Airport, and Christen Johansen, Associate at Ennead Architects, will discuss his father John Johansen’s Leapfrog City. Other participants include Dan Wood, Principal at WORKac; Winka Dubbeldam, Principal at Archi-Tectonics; Ian Volner, author of Michael Graves: Design For Life; Jennifer Gray, Guest Frank Lloyd Wright Curator at Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library; Moses Gates, Director for Community Planning & Design at the Regional Plan Association; Jaron Lubin, Principal at Safdie Architects; Juan Porral, Partner at Grimshaw Architects; and Andrea Lamberti, Partner at Rafael Viñoly Architects.
This wide-ranging event will be emcee’d by exhibition co-curator Sam Lubell and architecture critic Alexandra Lange.
The event will be followed by a Never Built New York book signing with ARTBOOK | D.A.P. from 5-6pm.
Image: A Never Built Comes To Life: Bouncy Castle recreation of Eliot Noyes’ Westinghouse Pavilion for the 1964 World’s Fair