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"Landmarks50 at The City University of New York"

Profiles Five Architectural Treasures Preserved by CUNY

The City University of New York and CUNY TV celebrate the 50th anniversary of the signing – on April 19, 1965 – of New York City's Landmarks Law. Created in response to an historic and architectural tragedy – the destruction of the original Penn Station in 1963 – the law has contributed to a greater, more distinctive, and beautiful city.

The new documentary Landmarks50 at The City University of New York profiles five of 25 architectural treasures preserved and protected by CUNY, two of which are National Historic Landmarks – The Graduate Center, Roosevelt House, and the North Campus of The City College of New York (Manhattan); Gould Memorial Library & Hall of Fame at Bronx Community College (The Bronx); and Louis Armstrong House (Corona, Queens).

The film features commentary from architects Lisa Easton, Hugh Hardy, George Ranalli, Robert A. M. Stern, and Samuel White – a great-grandson of architect Stanford White; historian Blanche Wiesen Cook; preservation pioneer Otis Pratt Pearsall, Esq.; David Reese, Curator, Louis Armstrong House Museum; and jazz great Wycliffe Gordon, among others.  Tinabeth Piña is host.

Sun 4/19 at 1pm, 4pm, 8pm
Wed 4/22 at 6:30am, 12:30pm, and 9pm
Sat 4/25 at 8pm
Sun 4/26 at 10am