Public Design Commission Archive Tour
Join the Public Design Commission archivist for an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the Public Design Commission Archive, which maintains an archive of projects reviewed by the Commission since 1902, documenting more than 7,000 sites throughout New York City and providing a unique view into the history of the City’s public works.
The Public Design Commission is New York City’s design review agency, with jurisdiction over permanent structures, parks and open spaces, streetscapes, signage, and art proposed on or over City-owned property. Containing original documents, drawings, photographs, and architectural plans, the Archive informs the Commission’s review of current projects and provides a valuable resource to researchers.
All attendees must RSVP by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) prior to the event. The tour is capped at 18 guests. All requests must be received 12:00pm on Tuesday, October 16th. Attendees will be met in the vestibule of 253 Broadway and will be brought up to the archive together at the stated tour time. A photo ID is required to pass through security in the lobby.