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Online Lecture: NYC’s World Trade Center & Twin Towers — Origin to Inception

Join us on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022, at 2 p.m. (ET)/ 11 a.m. (PT) for a free one-hour lecture and Q&A to learn about NYC’s World Trade Center from its historic conception.
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Online Program

Online Lecture: NYC’s World Trade Center & Twin Towers — Origin to Inception

Join us on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022, at 2 p.m. (ET)/ 11 a.m. (PT) for a free one-hour lecture and Q&A to learn about NYC’s World Trade Center from its historic conception.
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1 hour
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Program No. 24499RJ

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As we approach the 21st anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, we invite you to join us for a free lecture on the history of the World Trade Center. Architecture expert and native New Yorker, John Kriskiewicz, will take us through the World Trade Center complex, including the Twin Towers, starting with its conception in 1958. He’ll discuss the impetus for the project — an attempt to bring new vitality to Lower Manhattan — and lead us through some of the most turbulent decades in New York City’s recent history. The story of the World Trade Center encompasses power brokers, city planners, architects, engineers, thousands of construction workers and 50,000 tenants and visitors. Through vintage renderings and construction images, discover how the World Trade Center was imagined for the Mid-20th Century, and then reimagined for the 21st.

General Notes

Your online lecture will take place live over the course of 1-2 hours. All times are listed in the EASTERN time zone. If you live in a different time zone, please adjust your schedule accordingly. This live online experience uses Zoom Webinar, an easy-to-use web video service that includes closed captioning. All you need is an Internet connection and your computer. You will receive a confirmation email when you enroll and a reminder email one week, one day, as well as the morning of the event with a link and instructions on how to tune in. You will not be pictured on screen during the lecture, but you will have the opportunity to ask questions to the instructor live using the Q&A box. Unless otherwise noted in the lecture description, all those who enroll in this program can attend the live event and will also receive a recording of the lecture that you can watch any time within two weeks following the live event.
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John Kriskiewicz
John Kriskiewicz is a native New Yorker with a degree in architecture from Pratt Institute. He has taught courses on architectural and city planning history at Parsons School of Design, The Cooper Union, Fashion Institute of Technology, Stern College for Women, and Manhattan College. John has designed travel programs and lectures for many of New York City’s institutions and corporations including Road Scholar/Explore New York. He has a special affinity for New York’s extensive infrastructure as well as its Mid-Century Modern heritage.

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John Kriskiewicz is a native New Yorker with a degree in architecture from Pratt Institute. He has taught courses on architectural and city planning history at Parsons School of Design, The Cooper Union, Fashion Institute of Technology, Stern College for Women, and Manhattan College. John has designed travel programs and lectures for many of New York City’s institutions and corporations including Road Scholar/Explore New York. He has a special affinity for New York’s extensive infrastructure as well as its Mid-Century Modern heritage.





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