"Left On The Drawing Board" at Troy Innovation Garage

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Back in November we mentioned the call for entries for "Left On The Drawing Board: Alternate futures of the Capital District." And now the event is here -- this Friday, January 26 -- at the Troy Innovation Garage.

Blurbage for the event organized by Cornerstone Consulting and Troy by Gas-Light:

Much has been written and discussed about the building and highway projects that have been built in the Capital District throughout its four century history, and the impacts, both positive and negative, of such projects on the communities in which they are located. But, what about the multitude of projects that never made it past the drawing board, or those that were begun but never completed? Those unbuilt and incomplete projects and how they might have changed the look and feel of the region will be examined in a series of presentations...

The lineup of presenters and presentations is below.

The event starts at 6 pm. It's free and open to the public.


First Half

Jack McEneny - Opening Address

H.H. Richardson's Albany Cathedral - John I. Mesick, Mesick Cohen Wilson Baker Architects -

787-WTF - Scott Townsend, 3t Architects

Garnet Baltimore's Plan for Troy - Kathy Sheehan, City of Troy and Rensselaer County Historian

Unbuilt Highways of the NY Capital District - Reuben Hull, District Regional Director for McLaren Engineering

Second Half

Ray Bromley - Address to open the second half

The American Museum of Electricity - Chris Leonard, General Electric Realty Plot Historian -

2002 North and South Plans for Albany Riverfront - Mark Thaler, Lacey Thaler Reilly Wilson Architecture & Preservation, LLP

Central Avenue: Opportunities and Suggestions for Enhancing Bicycle and Pedestrian Access - Hassan Elminyawi, Urban Planner


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