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"Landmarks50 at The City University of New York"

Profiles Five CUNY Architectural Treasures

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 CUNY's 25 architectural treasures, 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.