Friday, Oct. 27, noon, Hall of Mirrors, Hilton Netherland Plaza, downtown
From the Tower of Babel to the Twin Towers, James Crawford uncovered the stories of the world’s most fascinating lost and ruined buildings. He will share those tales as the featured speaker at Cincinnati Preservation’s Fall Forum.
Crawford is the publishing and research grants operational manager at Historic Environment Scotland and the author of “Fallen Glory.” In this work, he explores the lives and deaths of history’s greatest buildings and their meaning for our time.
“Buildings are more like us than we realize,” Crawford wrote in his book. “They can be born into wealth or poverty, enjoying every privilege or struggling to make ends meet. They have parents – gods, kings and emperors, governments, visionaries and madmen – as well as friends and enemies. They have duties and responsibilities. They can endure crises of faith and purpose. They can succeed or fail. They can live. And, sooner or later, they die.”
Tickets are $50.