Saving Place: 50 Years Of New York City Landmarks Features Essay By Françoise Bollack

Françoise Bollack’s essay entitled “Defining Appropriateness: discusses the Landmarks Commission’s evolving notion of appropriateness through a few case studies with an emphasis on the collective aspect of the preservation culture in New York City. “In the end, this collective thinking, our collective work, has resulted in a rich and varied portfolio of alterations and additions that defy simple characterizations, an object lesson in the art of design in New York’s historic settings and a positive contribution to the city’s urban history.”