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Friday, October 24 • 3:05pm - 3:30pm
Central River

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Historically New Yorkers have thought about the East River as the city’s edge, but it is poised to become the city’s new center. With new development, public space and transportation sprouting up on both sides of the river, proposals for further intensification, and pressing challenges of affordable housing and sea level rise, the East River presents a series of compelling new challenges. This panel will explore this fascinating future, with an eye towards what the River offers New York as a place to live, work and play.

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Vishaan Chakrabarti, AIA

(Moderator) Principal, SHoP Architects and Holliday Professor & Director, CURE, Columbia University
Vishaan Chakrabarti is a partner at SHoP Architects where he co-leads the design for major urban projects worldwide including the Domino Sugar redevelopment on Brooklyn’s waterfront, the Andy Warhol Museum, several new skyscrapers in New York City, mixed use projects in Detroit and Melbourne, new embassies for the State Department, and large-scale urban design and infrastructure work in New York, Dallas, and Miami... Read More →
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Helena Rose Durst

Vice President, Durst Organization
Helena Rose Durst is a Vice President and a fourth-generation family member of The Durst Organization. Ms. Durst is also the President of The New York Water Taxi, New York’s premier recreational and commuter ferry service. She started her career as an intern with the Hudson River Park Trust, where she not only fell in love with the Hudson River waterfront but also gained valuable insight into the City’s land-use process. Ms. Durst... Read More →
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Daniel Levy

President & Founder, CityRealty and East River Skyway
Dan Levy is leading the East River Skyway (www.eastriverskyway.com), a proposed aerial gondola that would provide a much-needed additional transportation link between Brooklyn and Manhattan, while also connecting high growth areas along the Brooklyn and Queens waterfront. With a Williamsburg to Manhattan travel time of less than four minutes, the Skyway would offer unparalleled views and offer residents a safe, reliable and “green&rdquo... Read More →
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Keith P. O'Connor

Principal, James Corner Field Operations
Keith O’Connor brings over 15 years of diverse experience to Field Operations having previously worked in the public, private and non-profit sectors.  As the Principal-in-Charge of several of the firm’s most ambitious projects, Keith is overseeing the transformation of Chicago’s Navy Pier, revitalization of Hong Kong’s Tsim Sha Tsui Waterfront, and the open space development of NYC’s Manhattan West... Read More →
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Michael Stern

Founder, JDS Development Group
Michael Stern is the founder of JDS Development Group, a real estate development, construction, and acquisition firm based in New York City.  Mr. Stern has a wide range of experience and unique expertise in the fields of design and construction, hands on project management, results driven sales and marketing, and real estate related financing stemming from his experience of development and construction in various capacities in New York and... Read More →
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Andrew Winters

Director of Capital Projects & Planning, Cornell Tech
Andrew Winters oversees the planning, design and construction of the new Roosevelt Island campus for Cornell Tech, which will open in 2017.  Prior to joining Cornell Tech, Mr. Winters was the founding director of the Mayor’s Office of Capital Project Development, overseeing implementation of key elements of the Bloomberg Administration’s development agenda, including the High Line, East River Waterfront, BAM cultural district... Read More →

Friday October 24, 2014 3:05pm - 3:30pm
The TimesCenter 242 W 41st St, New York, NY 10036