Looking at the Curtain Wall

On Wednesday Hector presented a talk to the Heritage team at City of Sydney about the Curtain Wall-style of skyscraper in its place of origin, New York. The talk was originally presented to the Australian Institute of Architects (NSW Chapter) and corresponds with HAA’s interest in participating in the culture of architecture at all levels.

The Curtain Wall skyscraper presents a challenge to New Yorkers as approaches of conservation for older buildings do not necessarily transfer to these iconic modern buildings. Sydneysiders will have to face this challenge too, as we also have high rise, glass walled buildings from this innovative architectural era.

 

All photos © Hector Abrahams 2013