upfromzero.jpgNew Yorker architecture critic and Pulitzer Prize winner Paul Goldberger speaks tonight about his new book, Up from Zero: Politics, Architecture, and the Rebuilding of New York, about the reconstruction of lower Manhattan and the World Trade Center.

Goldberger surveyed many key figures - from politicians to city planners to architects to the families of September 11 victims - exploring the fundamentals of the rebuilding process, the bureaucratic armatures required to set such a process in motion, and the human factors complicating and contributing to one of the most challenging and sensitive urban design problems in contemporary history.

This lecture is part of the New York Historical Society's Distinguished Speakers Series, and takes place tonight, September 8 at 6:30 p.m. Reservations are required ($10 general admission, $5 for members, senior citizens, students and educators). To register, e-mail continuinged@gc.cuny.edu or call 212-817-8215.

The New York Historical Society (212-873-3400) is located at 170 Central Park West.