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History After Dark
Rising Tide: The History and Future of New York's Shoreline
Pippa Brashear, Nans Voron
Thu, March 7th, 2019 |
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Note: This Event is Sold Out


New York's shoreline has changed drastically over the centuries, transforming from a natural environment to one of shipping and industry. With increased interest in a livable city and the threat of rising sea levels, attention is now shifting to how to re-engineer nature back into the harbor. Join us as we go in depth with New York-based urban design and landscape architecture studio SCAPE about the Living Breakwaters project—reef-like structures designed to restore diverse aquatic habitats, lessen wave impacts, and restore the shoreline—featured in our exhibition Hudson Rising

SCAPE manager Pippa Brashear and associate Nans Voron join New-York Historical Society associate curator Jeanne Haffner to dive into the design process and ecological reasoning behind Living Breakwaters and learn about the future of coastal resiliency.


New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

Advance purchase is required to guarantee participation. Program tickets do not include Museum Admission unless otherwise noted.

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