04.16.13: The United Nations Security Council Chamber was officially re-opened with a special ceremony. Located in the United Nations Conference Building and designed by Norwegian architect Arnstein Arneberg – with murals by Norwegian artist Per Krohg and Damask wallpaper designed by Norway’s Else Poulsson – it is considered “the most important room in the world.” Read UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks here. Read more about the opening on Archidose.

04.16.13: The New York Building Congress held its Construction Industry Breakfast Forum, which featured Seth W. Pinsky, President, New York City Economic Development Corporation. Pinsky gave a detailed update on the NYC Special Initiative for Rebuilding and Resiliency.

03.27.13: The AIANY Historic Buildings Committee organized a tour of the recently-renovated New York City Center, the historic Manhattan theater. The group was guided by Ennead Architects Partner Duncan Hazard, AIA, Charles Griffith, AIA, Associate Partner, Marc Schaut, RA, Project Designer, and Mark Litvin, Senior V.P. & Managing Director, New York City Center.

04.02.13: Publicolor’s 13th Annual “Stir, Splatter and Roll” gala fundraiser at Martin Luther King, Jr., High School raised $140,000 for the non-profit’s ScholarshipNOW! fund, and $1 million to benefit Publicolor’s students and mission.