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Readers' Forum

What Event
Professionals
Are Talking About

Which Downtown Venue
Can Take Over for the Waldorf?

Patrick Clayton, owner, Patrick J. Clayton Productions, New York
"There are some great downtown options, but if you want to
find a venue that exactly meets your needs, I think building a
tent on one of the piers is the way to go. Tenting allows you to
build the exact event that you want. You decide how to lay out
everything. You decide how big or small you want it to be. And
who wouldn't love an event on the water, that's not on a boat?
Pier 26 offers a spectacular view of the Hudson and makes every event feel
like a destination getaway."

"Spring Studios. We have worked
on multiple large-scale events
there for Amfar, AOL, Joyful Heart,
Vevo, and IMG, and we love all it
has to offer. The location is great,
the size of the space with the air
walls makes it super flexible,
and the floor-toceiling glass walls
are stunning."

Margaret Crisostomo, partner, Stamp Event Management, New York

"The Oculus space in the Westfield World
Trade Center mall opened its doors 15 years
after the tragic events of September 11, 2001.
This stunning atrium is the perfect location
for brands and event producers looking for
a grand venue in downtown Manhattan.
The architecture
beautifully captures
the resilient spirit of
this amazing city."

Mia Choi, creative director and
co-founder, MAS Events & Design,
New York

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Carla Ruben, president and owner, Creative
Edge Parties, New York
"Cipriani Wall Street would be my top choice. 'Grand' is the
first word that comes to mind when you enter this space.
Originally built as a bank, the building was designed by Isaiah
Rogers in the Greek revival style and is spectacular to behold.
With dramatic high ceilings, the room is also wonderfully spacious. [The events team] runs the tightest ship in New York.
Their history of successful and elite events goes a long way toward helping
us and our clients breathe easy."
Adam Kahan, senior vice president, Empire Entertainment, New York
"The remodeling of the Waldorf is an opportunity for event producers and professionals to push the limits on what is considered a conventional event space. Skylight Clarkson is a perfect
example. With a capacity range of 200 to 2,000 and multiple
spaces that can be used individually or combined, there is a
great deal of flexibility. Production Glue has produced a number of events
at Skylight Clarkson. Each event has been completely different. When you
step out of the conventional venue box, a new world opens up-one in
which you can create a unique world where a venue once stood."
David Knee, business operations manager and senior venue and location
scout, Production Glue, New York

photos: johnson sarkissian (david knee), kate deCoste (patriCk Clayton), Courtesy of readers (all others)

"The first venue that comes to mind for a grand event in downtown New York is WTC860. Perched high upon the 68th floor
of 4 World Trade, the views are stunning, and that's just the
beginning. From a planner's perspective, it's a one-stop shop
that's also fully customizable. Once getting off the elevators,
guests immediately flock to the windows to take in the view.
It's awesome to watch. Then they turn around and are greeted with more
than 30,000 square feet of unobstructed event space. It's the perfect
blend of steel, concrete, and luxurious materials for a truly unique New
York experience."


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