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The Alliance for Downtown New York and the National September 11 Memorial and Museum are offering a special discount to CAA members for an upcoming symposium in New York, “Re-envisioning Lower Manhattan: Downtown after 9/11.” The program will take place on Thursday, September 15, 2011, at 6:30 PM at the Museum of the City of New York, 220 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10029.

In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of 2001, many feared for the future of lower Manhattan. Today, residential occupancy in the neighborhood has doubled at the same time that commercial tenants have diversified to include creative industries and media, alongside the traditional financial industry of downtown. How will the neighborhood look as developers respond to the increased diversity of both the residential and business sectors? How will the completion of work at the World Trade Center site affect the neighborhood? What is the future of lower Manhattan? Elizabeth Berger, president of the Alliance for Downtown New York, will discuss the changes in the landscape of lower Manhattan with a group of planners, developers, and corporate executives who have chosen to relocate downtown.

Reservations are required; please call 917-492-3395 or write to to register. Admission is $6 when you mention the College Art Association or CAA; otherwise the symposium will cost $6 for museum members, $8 for seniors and students, and $12 for nonmembers.

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