Erica Tishman Wiki – Bio
Erica Tishman is a noted architect and a vice president at a project management firm in Manhattan. The New York Times described her as a “lifelong New Yorker and Park Avenue Socialite”.
According to her profile on the temple’s site, Tishman is a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees and Chair of the Real Estate Committee for the Educational Alliance, a social service agency located in lower Manhattan that serves 50,000 New Yorkers annually.
.@_phillipsmorgan 729 7th Ave. The facade is literally crumbling. “Architect killed near Times Square after chunk of building dislodges” RIP Erica Tishmanhttps://t.co/DxWrWlNgk8 pic.twitter.com/nJus9fJ2tD
— Chance Lingers (@ChanceLingers) December 18, 2019
Tishman received a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University in 1981, and a master’s degree in architecture from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, according to her LinkedIn profile.
Erica Tishman Family, Husband, Children
News of a “freak accident” such as this is always disturbing and sad. But having worked with #EricaTishman for months, I am stunned and nearly frozen with shock right now. It “could have happened to anyone” happened to her. A great and tragic loss for the #NYC #AEC community. https://t.co/4SXWDjUGLt
— Alicia Koledin (@akoledin) December 17, 2019
Her grandfather, the late Abraham M. Lindenbaum, was president of the Brooklyn Law School. She is married to husband Steven the mother of daughter Julia, is the mother of three adult children who proudly posted about her sons Adam and Stuart’s engagements.
Her husband was described as ‘financial analyst with the Zayre Corporation, a self-service department-store chain with headquarters in Framingham’.
The couple had three children, now adults: Adam, Stuart, and Julia.
On her Facebook page, Tishman wrote proudly about her two sons’ engagements.
Tishman and her husband have been members of Central Synagogue in Manhattan since 1992, and Erica Tishman served as a trustee at the temple, according to its website.
Erica Tishman Death News
Tishman was killed instantly around 10:45 am on Tuesday on 49th Street near Seventh Avenue, about 500 feet north of Times Square. She was declared dead at the scene.
Police say the incident occurred outside of a 104-year-old building at 729 Seventh Avenue, a 17-story building constructed in 1915.
This building lacked scaffolding when it needed it and a woman lost her life. If there was any wrongdoing involved, the full weight of the law must be directed at the responsible parties. https://t.co/4nSLS86PhZ
— Senator Brad Hoylman (@bradhoylman) December 17, 2019
The building’s owner, Himmel + Meringoff, owns 12 commercial buildings in Manhattan, most of them in Midtown.
‘We are saddened by this tragedy and our hearts go out to the family,’ the company said in a statement to the New York Times. ‘The company will fully cooperate with the city in an ongoing matter.’
The Department of Buildings is investigating the incident and has engineers and inspectors at the scene.
Tishman’s office was just a few blocks away from where she was struck and killed by the falling masonry.
Fast Facts You Need to Know
- Erica Tishman, 60, was killed on the sidewalk by falling masonry from a building
- The incident occurred around 9 am on Tuesday on 49th Street near Seventh Avenue
- The 17-story building was constructed in 1915 and has a terra cotta facade
- The building had recently been cited for damaged masonry that posed a hazard