~BIKE TOUR/NATURAL CEMENT LANDMARKS/NYC/SAT NOV 11
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FREE !!!! BIKE TOUR !!!! & LECTURE !!!!
THE CITY RELIQUARY PROUDLY PRESENTS:
ROSENDALE CEMENT – A NATURAL BEGINNING for the LANDMARKS of NEW YORK CITY
EXHIBIT OPENS: SATURDAY NOV 10, 2007 with a reception form 12-6 PM
1-2 PM – LECTURE by DIETRICH WERNER, President of the Century House Historical Society in Rosendale, NY and Leading Historian on Natural cement
2-3:30 PM – BIKE TOUR, following the lecture, a free bike tour of some of NYC’s Natural cement landmarks. Dress warm. Wear a helmet.
. . . “though the architecture of New York may seem like postmodern chaos trapped in a grid, (this exhibit) spotlights a common thread which connects some of the boroughs most precious monuments. ‘Rosendale Cement – A Natural Beginning for the Landmarks of Ne York City!’ features a display of vintage cement bags used to transport Rosendale Natural Cement for the construction of The Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty pedestal, The Natural History Museum, Times Building, Hotel Algonquin, Grand Central Station, and other blockbusters in the five boroughs.
Various objects used to mine the cement (including an antique box for dynamite) and photographs of the structures at the time of their completion are also on display.
Witness the beautiful and ornate edifices in person with a guided bike tour of the various buildings immediately following the talk.”