With Summer 2011 unofficially behind us, we're bidding farewell to the LW! interns who have helped so much over the past few months. Scroll down for Ingrid's final post, and click here for last week's adieu to Zack!
After two months interning for LW!, Ingrid leaves us to begin her senior year at Brooklyn's Williamsburg High School for Architecture and Design. Always eager for new projects, Ingrid helped out in many different ways this summer. Below, she shares her thoughts about her summer at LW!.
The whole team at LANDMARK WEST! is great. From my first day here to this day I have been welcomed. You learn new things every day here, and if you don't understand something you can always ask for help. I guarantee someone will be over your shoulder ready to help and to make sure you understand everything step by step. Some things I have worked on include: going to the Municipal Archives for 1940s tax photos, taking pictures of buildings for the online buildings database on the LW! website, attending a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Amsterdam Houses, going to the Landmarks Preservation Commission to hear testimony about changes to Cherry Hill in Central Park, and last but not least walking the streets of the Upper West Side checking to see if every Historic District had the terra cotta street signs letting people know that they are in a Historic District. You have to love the Upper West Side of Manhattan and all of the beauty that's out there waiting to be discovered.
Everybody that works here is very nice and always has a smile on their face. Most of the times it's really quiet because everyone is working hard on their own projects. But when we do start a conversation, or at office meetings, there can be two to three different conversations happening at the same time. You can hear us laughing and ejoying each others' company. After two months of working here it's going to be hard for me to say goodbye! It was a really great opportunity, and I consider myself lucky. What I learned this summer and will continue learning will help me in the near future. So for my last works I would like to say "Thank You!" to the best co-workers!