NYCxDESIGN: Celebrating Copper’s Presence in NYC Landmarks
08 May 2015
The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2015, and is being honored this week by NYCxDESIGN, New York’s official citywide celebration of design. Since its inception in 1965, the commission has dedicated itself to promoting the use of historic districts and landmarks to provide beauty and education to the city.
Copper has a presence in many of New York’s most magnificent landmarks. Its sophisticated look and unique properties have accented such famous designs as Grand Central Station, The Plaza Hotel and The Park Avenue Armory. St. Patrick’s Cathedral is adorned with multiple copper accents, including its seven massive bronze double- cast doors and two 14-foot gothic finials.
Whether it’s the copper roof on Grand Central Station or the beautiful copper features of the Plaza Hotel, the world’s oldest metal has woven itself into the history of New York’s architecture. The Landmarks Preservation Commission has ensured that these breathtaking designs have remained protected and celebrated over time. Happy 50th anniversary!