Ruin and Redemption in Architecture: Dan Barasch with Michelle Young

Wed. Aug 7, 2019 at 6:30pm EDT
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The beauty and purpose in lost and reclaimed architecture.

Ruin and Redemption in Architecture illustrates the scale and diversity of abandoned buildings all around the world, and highlights transformations by some of the greatest architectural designers of the past 150 years. From Victorian gas holders, railway stations, factories, World War II bunkers, and Gothic churches to high-profile projects such as the High Line in New York and the Tate Modern in London.

Author Dan Barasch,Co-Founder of the Lowline, an effort to build the world’s first underground park on the Lower East Side. is joined in conversation with Michelle Young, author, professor, and the founder of Untapped Cities, a web magazine about urban discovery and exploration. 


Registration does not guarantee admission. For free events, we generally overbook to ensure a full house. Priority will be given to those who have registered in advance, but registration does not guarantee admission. All registered seats are released shortly before start time, and seats may become available at that time. A stand by line will form thirty minutes before the program.

The Program Room opens at 6 PM.

ASL interpretation and real-time (CART) captioning available upon request. Please submit your request at least two weeks in advance by emailing

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Mid-Manhattan Library Program Room 476 Fifth Avenue (42nd Street Entrance)
New York, NY 10018