DART Partners with the Arts at Museum of the City of New York
Wednesday, May 16 at 6:30 pm
Under Gridded City
Subways, steam pipes, sewers—and even our electrical grid—are part of an underground infrastructure every bit as vital to our lives as the street grid and buildings above.
Join Kate Ascher, author of The Works: The Anatomy of a City (Penguin 2007) as she moderates a discussion with Craig Covil, Civil Engineer and Partner at Arup; Paul S.Mankiewicz, Executive Director of the Gaia Institute; and others, examining the largely unseen gridded systems that keep our city going.
This special program is being offered to DART subscribers at the MCNY member's half-price cost of $6 when you contact 917.492.3395 or register online (enter promotion code DART516). If you phone, just mention DART and your tickets will be held for you. Please do not reply to this email. For more information: 917.492.3395
Presented in conjunction with the exhibition The Greatest Grid: The Master Plan of Manhattan, 1811-2011 which has been extended through July 15th. Read my December 2011 review of The Greatest Grid.
The Museum of the City of New York is located at Fifth Avenue and 103rd Street.By bus: M1, M3, M4 or M106 to 104th Street, M2 to 101st Street. By subway: #6 Lexington Avenue train to 103rd Street, walk three blocks west. #2 or #3 train to Central Park North (110th Street), walk one block east to Fifth Avenue, then south to 104th Street.
Above: The Greatest Grid: The Master Plan of Manhattan, 1811-2011 C. Bachman, New York, View looking south from Union Square, 1849. (detail) J. Clarence Davies Collection, 29.100.1344.