At the World Monuments Fund gala last night, honoree Roberto Hernandez Ramirez, former chief executive officer of Banco Nacional de Mexico SA, had his daughters, sons-in-law and a grandson fly from Mexico City to join him in the Plaza’s ballroom.
The city of Venice, which has been overrun by cruise-ship traffic and tourists, and New Jersey’s Hudson River Palisades are among 67 sites that need to be preserved, the World Monuments Fund said today.
Women in saris or gowns and moguls in tuxedos convened in New York last night to raise money for the World Monuments Fund and honor Ratan N. Tata , whom one attendee called the Andrew Carnegie of India.
The Cathedral Church of St. Michael in Coventry, England; the historic center of Brazil’s Salvador de Bahia; and the earthquake-ravaged city of Sawara, Japan, are among World Monuments Fund sites that will share a $1 million restoration grant from American Express Foundation.
A Fifth Avenue Manhattan bank building, an Athens cemetery and many areas in Japan damaged by the March earthquake are among 67 sites around the world that need to be preserved, the World Monuments Fund announced today.