City preservationist dies at 72

October 23, 2008 08:33AM

Influential landmark preservation advocate Dorothy Miner passed away on Tuesday. Miner, 72, developed legal protection for historic landmarks nationwide in her longtime role as counsel to the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission. She played an important role in preserving the landmark status of Grand Central Terminal in 1978 and helped devise the legal framework under which the Commission designated the 17th-century street plan of Lower Manhattan as a landmark in 1983.

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