This collection is made up of the reference files maintained by Andrew Alpern for the book Holdouts! : The Buildings That Got In The Way, co-written by Seymour Durst. The files primarily include photographs, articles, and newspaper clippings.
Biographical / Historical Note
New York architect, historian, and attorny Andrew Alpern co-wrote "Holdouts! : the buildings that got in the way" with Seymour Durst. Holdouts! examines over 50 examples of New York City holdouts or building owners who refuse to make way for office buildings and other urban designing projects. Among the notable projects are 26 Broadway, 80 Broad Street, 120 Wall Street, 127 John Street, One Liberty Plaza, 179 West Street, Cobble Court, 770 Broadway, Brevoort Estate, 43 Fifth Avenue, London Terrace, 1129 Broadway, 450 Seventh Avenue, Seven Park Avenue, B. Altman & Company, R.H. Macy & Company at Herlad Square and on Queens Boulevard, Marbridge Building at Herald Square, 592 Eigth Avenue, Bankd of America Building (ex Biltmore Hotel), 342 Madison Avenue, 350 Madison Avenue, 16 East 46th Street, The Reidy's Restaurant at 520 Madison Avenue, Citibank Building at 399 Park Avenue, 1133 Sixth Avenue, Sperry Rand Building, Rockerfeller Center, Lorillard Building, Allerton House, One Lincoln Plaza, The Sulgrave, Mayfair House, Columbia University Medical School at 80 Haven Avenue, The Spite House, Denver Church, Atlantic City, and the Russian Tea Room.
This collection is available for use by appointment in the Department of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University. For further information and to make an appointment, please call (212) 854-4110 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.