New York City, home to many surviving examples of cast- and wrought-iron architecture and the country’s largest cast-iron historic district, provides an ideal venue for this symposium.

On Saturday March 19 and Sunday, March 20, 2011, HPEF, APTNE, Columbia University, and the AIA Historic Resources Committee will present a Symposium on the Restoration of Cast and Wrought Iron. The one and one-half day event will feature sessions on the properties and appropriate treatment of historic cast and wrought iron, an evening reception and walking tour of the SOHO-Cast Iron Historic District.

“Wrought and cast iron have long been among the most versatile building materials available to designers, craftsmen, and builders… Though extremely durable, cast and wrought iron, like all historic materials, require sensitive maintenance, repair, rehabilitation and, on occasion, replacement.

This symposium will give participants an understanding of the properties of historic cast and wrought iron and appropriate treatments for these materials in architectural applications.”

Symposium sessions will be conducted at Avery Hall on the campus of Columbia University in New York City.

Registration for the Symposium is $120 US; $90 US for full-time students; and free to faculty and current full-time students of Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation. Registration includes symposium materials; a continental breakfast, lunch, refreshment breaks, and the evening reception; and the Sunday walking tour.

For the schedule, registration, and other information, visit http://hpef.us/conferences.

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