Manhattan’s signature street grid turns 200 this year. The Museum of the City of New York celebrates this milestone with exhibit The Greatest Grid: The Master Plan of Manhattan, 1811-2011 and a series of public programs exploring how the grid shapes the city’s institutions, growth patterns and public realm.
We’re offering $6 discounted tickets to the Design Trust community to attend the following events, simply use code DTPS2012 at the online checkout.
How Should New York Grow?
Wednesday, April 11 at 6:30 PM
A conversation exploring whether New York is running out of space and how today’s land-use practices impact our growth needs.
The Grid and Cycles of Planning
Tuesday, April 17 at 6:30 PM
A conversation about the history of New York City real estate and the changing life of the grid.
Nature and the Design of the Grid
Thursday, April 19 at 6:30 PM
A conversation on how New York City’s grid has performed well within the context of human expansion, but it has also posed challenges for the natural environment.