8 Hours With The Treasures of New York (13 Eps)

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8 Hours With The Treasures of New York (13 Eps)

Treasures of New York:

English: Front view of the American Museum of ...
Front view of the American Museum of Natural History (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
1. American Museum of Natural History
Hosted by Tom Brokaw, this episode gives viewers an unprecedented, inside look at the Museum and the recent renovations of the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial and the Bernard Family Hall of North American Mammals.

2. Roosevelt House
Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt had many famous homes: Hyde Park, Campobello, Warm Springs and The White House, but few people know the story of the New York City home where the Roosevelts spent 24 years. It was here that Franklin Roosevelt recovered from polio, celebrated his election to the Presidency in 1932, and where he planned the New Deal. Today, the house is owned by Hunter College. After extensive renovation, Roosevelt House was re-opened in the spring of 2010 as the home of the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College.

3. Holiday Train Show
Hosted by Juju Chang, this episode illuminates the process of preparing for The New York Botanical Garden's beloved Holiday Train Show®, which features more than a dozen large-scale model railway trains and over 140 replicas of iconic New York landmarks, from the original Penn Station to the Empire State Building.

4. City Parks
Treasures of New York shares the rarely told history of five iconic parks in New York City.

5. Lincoln Center
Tony winner Patti LuPone, a Juilliard graduate, hosts and narrates this documentary exploring the ambitious renovation and fascinating history of Lincoln Center.

6. The New York Botanical Garden
Treasures explores The New York Botanical Garden, which for over 120 years has served as a natural haven for New York City dwellers and out-of-town visitors alike.

7. Building Stories
Treasures reveals the private life and the creative process of Costas Kondylis, a modern architect considered to have done more to influence the city's skyline than any other. The film follows Kondylis' career and shows the battle between artistic expression and the bottom line, and examines what it takes to design a building and gain its approval in the high-powered world of NY real estate

8. The New York State Capitol
Treasures of New York explores the New York State Capitol building, hailed an architectural masterpiece when it was originally completed in 1899.

9. Pratt Institute
Treasures of New York celebrates 125 years of Pratt Institute, located in the heart of Brooklyn a
nd recognized worldwide as an influential institution of art and design.

Hearst Tower, New York
Hearst Tower, New York (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

10. Hearst Tower
Treasures of New York goes on a private tour inside Hearst's world headquarters to explore New York City's first completed "green" office building, a recent iconic addition to the City's famed skyline.

11. Four Freedoms Park
This film explores Roosevelt Island's Four Freedoms Park, honoring Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Four Freedoms speech that changed history. Shaped by the architect Louis I. Kahn, the park is situation direc
tly across from the United Nations and was completed in October 2012.

12. Stanford White
Hosted by Dick Cavett, the film explores the landmark buildings and career of the man who transformed New York City during the "Gilded Age" - Stanford White - one of the most prominent American architects during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

13. The New-York Historical Society
Details the history and mission of one of the nation's foremost research libraries and the transformation of New York's first museum