Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Building the Future

This Saturday, April 9th, the Mattatuck Museum will be hosting a special program that should be of interest to anyone involved in efforts to revitalize Waterbury. There was a similar event in 2007, before the City Hall project started, making this one a nice bookend.

Text below is reprinted from the Mattatuck Museum.

Cass Gilbert and the Future of Downtown Waterbury
The taxpayers of Waterbury spent $35.9m to restore what many call the most beautiful building in the state, our City Hall. How can civic leaders, business people, and city residents build on this great accomplishment to attract new business, new residents, and new jobs?

Join us as Allen Plattus, professor of architecture and urbanism at the Yale School of Architecture;  Dr. Barbara Christen, co-editor of Cass Gilbert, Life and Work: Architect of the Public Domain; Matt Hofstedt, Associate Curator of the U.S. Supreme Court and Kevin Taylor, Waterbury Development Corporation discuss how we can learn from American cities that have used their historic buildings to reinvent their city centers. 

Program: 9:00am-12:15pm
Lunch break: 12:15-1:00pm (lunch is included in the cost of the event)
Tours of City Hall for symposium participants only: 1:00-2:00pm

April 9th, 2011
9:00 AM   -   12:30 PM
144 West Main Street
Waterbury, CT 06702
United States
Phone: 203 753-0381 ext 10
Members $ 15.00
Non-members $ 20.00

1 comment:

Bryan P. Baker said...

I am thrilled to see that the Mattatuck is offering this symposium. Unfortunately a previous commitment will keep me out of downtown that day.