William C. Thompson, Jr. Selected as Brick 2011 NY Honoree
Biennial event will recognize New York area architects, buildings, bricklayers, mason tenders and community leaders
Chairman of the Battery Park City Authority William C. Thompson, Jr. will be recognized for his long and distinguished record of public service to the City of New York and support of the brick industry and its participating unions at the Brick NY 2011 Awards. Sponsored by members of the Brick Industry Association's New York/New Jersey Brick Distributor Council and the Associated Brick Mason Contractors of Greater New York, the biennial awards honor individuals and organizations who have contributed to the vitality and success of brick masonry construction in the New York area.
The Brick NY 2011 Awards will also honor, among others, seven New York City architects who have contributed to the infrastructure of New York. This year's labor honoree will be Jerry Sullivan, Jr., the president of Bricklayers' Local Union No. 1.
"We are so pleased to have Mr. Thompson among our 2011 honorees," said Jack Dragone, Brick NY 2011 Awards co-chair, and a vice president at Casa Building Materials in Bronx, NY. "We look forward to also recognizing the craftsmen who work with brick every day, as well the architects, developers, and other individuals who are their partners in realizing elegant and timeless buildings."
The awards dinner will take place on Thursday, October 20, 2011. The remaining honorees will be announced in the near future. A list of 2009 honorees and more information about the 2011 event is available at www.gobrick.com/BrickNY.
About the Author
Debra Pickrel is a Brick NY Public Relations Representative and Principal at Pickrel Communications.