Corcoran Sunshine’s second CS Talks, a 10-day speaker series for the real estate brokerage community, has doubled to 21 events. The series, which will be held from Nov. 9 to Nov. 18, explores the different and sometimes unexpected ways in which art, architecture, culture, technology and retail are converging with design.
The event kicks on the evening of Nov. 9 at Hudson Yards with a preview hosted by Jeff Blau, chief executive officer of the Related Cos., which is developing the 28-acre project. The following day, a conversation with Robert A.M. Stern, titled, “The Sharpest Eye in Architecture,” will take place at 70 Vestry Street, the 14-floor TriBeCa condominium designed by Stern and being built by Related. Two duplex penthouses are said to carry eight-figure price tags.
Tony Marx, president and ceo of the New York Public Library will consider the past, present and future, and a panel will discuss the transformation of the High Line. There will be a power breakfast on Nov. 14 with Larry Silverstein at 30 Park Place, the Four Seasons Hotel, and Ben Shaoul, founder of Magnum Real Estate Group, will offer insights from a developer’s point of view. a panel on the changing landscape of the West Village.
520 West 28th Street by Zaha Hadid, the undulating building in West Chelsea designed by the late architect on Nov. 15 will host New York’s first private IMAX experience.
Other architecture and design firms participating in the series include Selldorf Architects, Messana O’Rorke and DDG. Several neighborhoods will get some love, including Vanderbilt Avenue in Brooklyn and the West Village. There will also be a reveal of a residence at Cast Iron House on Franklin Street with interiors designed by Brad Ford.
There are also more esoteric sessions planned such as a flower arranging class with Belle Fleur on Nov. 17 and a homemade pasta demonstration and tasting with Joey Campanaro of Little Owl on Nov. 18.