Pulitzer Prize Winner Discusses NYC’s New Architectural Gilded Age

No. 8 Café Society played host as The Week magazine and The Committee (cultural programmers for the arts community) teamed up to present House of Outrageous Fortune: Fifteen Central Park West, The World’s Most Powerful Address, a conversation with author Michael Gross and Pulitzer Prize-winning architectural critic Paul Goldberger. The New Gilded Age of architectural development was the conversation at hand, discussing the rising urban buildings in New York City. The conversation encompassed the rapid progress and expansion of commercial and residential developments on the island that seems to only be soaring in height.

The literature and real-estate keen crowd soaked up the sparkling, fabulous, spinning chandelier at No. 8 as sliders and mini grilled cheeses made their way through for hungry patrons. Quenching a thirst, the booze was pouring with gluten free vodka and a specialty cocktail that made summer feel like it was a couple months early (sigh).

Paul and Michael

Photos via @thecommitteenyc