West Point Foundry Preserved: History Revealed and Interpreted

Kim Mathews, ASLA and principal, Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects, will lead a presentation and panel discussion about the firm’s new interpretive park at West Point Foundry Preserve. Located on the Hudson River on a dramatic, 87-acre forested site in the Village of Cold Spring, the preserve is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and owned by Scenic Hudson, Inc. It is a model example of sustainable development on a sensitive industrial archeological site. Interpretative aspects of the park include a unique mobile phone foundry tour, complemented by extensive physical displays that educate visitors about the site’s rich past and the renewal of its marsh and abundant wildlife. Kim’s discussion with her firm’s key project partners will reveal the archeological research, preservation, stabilization, and interpretative strategies that allowed Mathews Nielsen to create this seminal park and outdoor museum experience. Panelists: Rita D. Shaheen, ASLA, Director of Parks, Scenic Hudson, Inc.; Keith Helmetag, Principal of C&G Partners; Judith Saltzman, Principal of Li/Saltzman Architects.

Lecture

Event Details:


  • When: 

    Thursday, March 6, 2014
    06:00 pm

  • Where: 

    Trespa Design Centre
    62 Greene Street
    New York, New York

  • More information: 

    Event website.

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