Loading Events
Home > Events > The Restoration of Tudor City

The Restoration of Tudor City

  • This event has passed.

About the Event

The New York Landmarks Conservancy
In partnership with
The General Society of Mechanics & Tradesmen of the City of New York
cordially invites you to:

The Restoration of Tudor City
With Oswald L. Bertolini, AIA, Principal and Colleagues from Bertolini Architectural Works
Including Eric Vonderhyde, Principal; Ryan Hopewell, Associate Principal; and Carlos Honorio, Jr., AIA, Associate Principal

This will be an in-person and online lecture on September 15th, 6:00 pm



Bertolini Architectural Works have spearheaded many large-scale façade projects in the Tudor City Landmark District. In this presentation, Oswald L. Bertolini, AIA, Principal, along with his colleagues, architects Eric Vonderhyde, Ryan Hopewell, and Carlos Honorio Jr., AIA, will discuss the history of the area that transformed into Tudor City, including prewar construction techniques. Together they will also discuss the conditions of these buildings in the early 1990s when they were first engaged to specify repairs.

In addition, they will discuss the history of the Façade Inspection Safety Program (Local Law 10/80 & Local 11/98), and how these laws have evolved. There will be a discussion of the repairs and how the laws are driving the technology used to make the repairs. The delicate balance between safety, costs, aesthetics, and practical construction issues will also be reviewed. Among other things, Bertolini Architectural Works have recently replaced the prominent center cartouche at 5 Tudor City Place from terra cotta to fiberglass and a few gargoyles in terra-cotta.

Tudor City is an apartment complex located on Manhattan’s East 40s, situated on a low cliff. Originally constructed between 1925 to 1928, it was the first residential skyscraper complex in the world. It was also one of the largest and most important examples of a planned middle-class residential community in New York City. It is famous for its castle-like apartment buildings in the Tudor revival style that was designed by architects Fred French and H. Douglas Ives and has been featured numerous times as a setting for movies, TV, fashion magazines, and commercials.

General Admission: $15
General Society and New York Landmarks Conservancy Members: $10
Students: $5
Advance registration is required to receive the online link.

Support Us


Your donation helps us expand our reach and be your voice for preservation.

Make A Donation

Become A Member

Join the Conservancy and be part of our mission to save New York’s extraordinary architectural heritage.

Join Us

Join Our Mailing List

Sign up to receive our free E-Newsletter, informative alerts, our monthly Mystery Landmark contest, and our monthly Tourist in Your Own Town video series.

By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: New York Landmarks Conservancy. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact