Heritage and Preservation

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THE CARNEGIE LEGACY

The fourth in the series of talks was on The Carnegie Legacy, held at and in cooperation with the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York.

Andrew Carnegie is the ultimate "rags to riches story" in the history of the United States and two talks have been undertaken around Carnegie and his Legacy. Carnegie's contributions to industry and in particular the impact of the steel industry are examined, for it is steel which changed the way we build.

Through Carnegie's philanthropy buildings were built and thousands of libraries created around the world. New York became Andrew's home and he left us many buildings which to this day are dynamic city treasures. What made Carnegie? This we attempt to discover in The Life & Impact of Andrew Carnegie on the Building & Shaping of New York.

You may view or download a PDF (22MB) of John Kinnear's Powerpoint presentation here.