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Chairman’s Award Virtual Celebration

Our thanks to all of you who made our virtual Chairman’s Awards so successful. Thanks especially to our honorees, who are helping revitalize New York through their work restoring and adapting landmark buildings. Please enjoy our program video and feel energized about New York’s recovery.

You can watch our Virtual Award Presentation presented below or on our YouTube channel.


The New York Landmarks Conservancy inaugurated the Chairman’s Award in 1988 to recognize exceptional individuals, organizations, and businesses that have demonstrated their dedication to protecting New York’s architectural legacy.

For this Chairman’s Award, the Landmarks Conservancy was pleased to honor:

Rick Cotton, Executive Director for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for the restoration of the former TWA Terminal at JFK Airport. The Port Authority’s work allowed MCR to redevelop the iconic terminal and give it an exciting new use.

Erik Horvat, Managing Director and Head of Real Estate for the Americas of The Olayan Group, for agreeing to designate Philip Johnson’s iconic 550 Madison Avenue and the restorative work on the exterior.

Tyler Morse, MCR for the outstanding restoration of the TWA Terminal at JFK Airport.

For more information, contact Scott Leurquin at scottleurquin@nylandmarks.org or at 212.995.5260.

Past honorees include Apple, Richard Parsons, Richard Anderson, Milo Riverso, Jay Badame, Robert Selsam, Heart Corporation, Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, The Shubert Organization, Beyer Blinder Belle, Hunter College President Jennifer J. Raab, and Frank Sciame.

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