Collection
Muni
Series
News
Episode
Re-dedication Ceremony of New York City Hall
Contributing Organization
WNYC (New York, New York)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip/510-qb9v11wd2c
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Description
At the re-dedication ceremony of City Hall, announcer Tommy Cowan describes the restoration as well as the history of the building and surrounding areas. "The interior of City Hall has been done over as well as the exterior and commissioner Frederick H. Zurmuhlen, of the department of public works and his capable staff, the architects and all concerned can certainly take place with Michelangelo, Leonardo Da Vinci and all the great artists who create living monuments that are imperishable because of their true beauty." While describing the parade, Cowan interviews Charles H. Silver, "The restoration of City Hall is further evidence of the determination of our Mayor, and his aids, to make New York the showplace of the world. And giving this building new life, we are honoring the illustrious figures who have left us here a legacy of freedom that endures beyond life." The following speakers are introduced to the microphone: Frederick H. Zurmuhlen, Commissioner of Public Works Reverend Julius Mark, Temple Emanu-El Hulan E. Jack President of the Borough Of Manhattan Robert Moses, City Construction Coordinator Richard C. Patterson Jr., Commissioner of Commerce and Public Events George J. Lober, Executive Secretary of the Art Commission Monseigneur John M. Fleming John D. Butt, President of the Downtown Manhattan Association Abe Stark, President of the City Council Clarence G. Michalis, Chairman of the Board of the Museum of the City of New York Lawrence E. Gerosa, Controller of the City of New York Mayor Robert F. Wagner of the City of New York Reverend Dan M. Potter, Executive Director of the Protestant Council of the City of New York Each speaker adds their congratulations, thanks those involved in bringing the project to completion, and discusses the historic and artistic significance of the building. Michalis gives a timeline of memorable events that took place at City Hall. Gerosa reads the first city controller's budget from 1802. The Sanitation Band performs "The City of New York." Cowan resumes discussing the significance of the building.
4 albums 7s. 16in.
Scratches in several discs inhibit sound quality, most likely caused by improper transcription.
Broadcast
1956-07-12
Genres
Event Coverage
Topics
History
Local Communities
Subjects
City Hall (New York, N.Y.).; Building dedications; Parades.; Historic buildings--New York (State)--New York.
Rights
Owner/Custodial History: Municipal Archives; Acquisition Source: Municipal Archives; Terms of Use and Reproduction: Municipal Archives
Media type
Sound
Duration
01:43:10
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Credits
Announcer: Cowan, Tommy, 1886-1969
Speaker: Moses, Robert, 1888-1981
Speaker: Wagner, Robert F. (Robert Ferdinand), 1910-1991
Speaker: Zurmuhlen, Frederick H.
Speaker: Stark, Abraham
Speaker: Silver, Charles H.
Speaker: Patterson, Richard C., Jr. (Richard Cunningham), 1886-1966
Speaker: Jack, Hulan E. (Hulan Edwin), 1906-1986
Speaker: Lober, George J.
Speaker: Butt, John D.
Speaker: Michalis, Clarence G.
Speaker: Fleming, John M,
Speaker: Potter, Dan M.
Speaker: Mark, Julius
AAPB Contributor Holdings
WNYC-FM
Identifier: 150427.1 (WNYC Media Archive Label)
Format: BWF
Generation: Transcription disc
Duration: 01:43:10
WNYC-FM
Identifier: 150427.2 (WNYC Media Archive Label)
Format: BWF
Generation: Transcription disc
Duration: 01:39:45
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Citations
Chicago: “Muni; News; Re-dedication Ceremony of New York City Hall,” 1956-07-12, WNYC, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed June 27, 2019, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_510-qb9v11wd2c.
MLA: “Muni; News; Re-dedication Ceremony of New York City Hall.” 1956-07-12. WNYC, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. June 27, 2019. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_510-qb9v11wd2c>.
APA: Muni; News; Re-dedication Ceremony of New York City Hall. Boston, MA: WNYC, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_510-qb9v11wd2c