What:   Washington, DC 2010 Citywide Historic Preservation Conference
Featuring NCPC: "The Height Act: A History" and "Washington as Commemoration"
 
When:   Friday, September 24, 2010
10:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Where:   AIA Headquarters Building at 1735 New York Ave., NW
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The DC Preservation Conference is a two day event featuring lectures, panel discussions, and tours focused on preservation issues facing communities throughout Washington, D.C. This year's event features back-to back NCPC sessions on Friday, September 24:

The Height Act: A History - 10:15 a.m.
The centennial of a federal law known as the “Height Act” is an opportune time to remind ourselves of how it came about and how it has shaped Washington as we know it. NCPC Chief Urban Designer Christine Saum, along with George Washington University's Dorn McGrath will take participants on a journey through the evolution of the city over the past hundred years.

Washington as Commemoration - 11:30 a.m.
Through its Washington as Commemoration study, the National Capital Planning Commission is exploring the themes represented in Washington’s commemorative landscape. Learn about the catalogue being developed of monuments, statues, and other memorials on federal land. Additionally, NCPC urban planner Andrea Lytle will discuss the challenges to preserving commemorative landscapes and ask whether memorials should be considered changing art.

Registration and tickets required. Full event details online >>