|Avery Drawings & Archives Collections|
At a Glance
The collection is arranged in one series: Series I: Reference Files
Scope and Content
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.
This collection was processed by Andrew Alpern prior to the collection's arrival at Avery Library. All descriptions and dates were provided by Mr. Alpern
Using the Collection
Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library
Restrictions on Access
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 email@example.com.
Restrictions on Use
Columbia University is providing access to the materials in the Library's collections solely for noncommercial educational and research purposes. The unauthorized use, including, but not limited to, publication of the materials without the prior written permission of Columbia University is strictly prohibited. All inquiries regarding permission to publish should be submitted in writing to the Director, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University. For additional guidance, see Columbia University Libraries' publication policy.
In addition to permission from Columbia University, permission of the copyright owner (if not Columbia University) and/or any holder of other rights (such as publicity and/or privacy rights) may also be required for reproduction, publication, distributions, and other uses. Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of any item and securing any necessary permissions rests with the persons desiring to publish the item. Columbia University makes no warranties as to the accuracy of the materials or their fitness for a particular purpose.
Holdouts! Reference Files / Andrew Alpern, Department of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Andrew Alpern. Method of acquisition--Donated;; Date of acquisition--2012. Accession number--2012.002.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library
This finding aid is based on the comprehensive inventory written by Andrew Alpern. All descriptions and dates were provided by Mr. Alpern.
2012-04-03 File created.
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical 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.