Wed May 30, 2018 5:45pm – 8:00pm

My 20-Year Life with the Boathouse

Sponsored by: New Haven Preservation Trust

The Canal Dock Boathouse on New Haven Harbor will open this summer after a two-decade long, $37 million project in mitigation of the loss of the old Yale boathouse under the Pearl Harbor Bridge.  Hear architect Rick Wies, designer of the new facility, tell a story of tension, collaboration, defeat, and eventual success as architects, city officials, contractors, and local campaigners worked to preserve reminders of the past in a modern boathouse that will serve as a distinctive community space.

This lecture is presented in honor of John Herzan on his retirement from the New Haven Preservation Trust.

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Admission: $20.00
Kroon Hall, Yale School of Forestry
195 Prospect Street
New Haven
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