New York City Masterwork Awards Presentation

The Municipal Art Society of New York and Helaba Landesbank Hessen-Thuringen invite you to attend the Presentation of the Sixth New York City Masterwork Awards

Best New Building: The Hearst Tower

Best Commercial Restoration: The Battery Maritime Building

Neighborhood Catalyst: The Fairway in Red Hook

Best Privately-Owned Public Space: General Motors Building Fifth Avenue Plaza

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