Conrad Milster, Pratt's chief engineer for 58 years and the man responsible for the Institute's recently-retired New Year's Eve steam whistle salute, was removed from his post over the summer. Known for his handling of a century-old steam plant that provides heat and hot water to the entire campus, Milster now heads up maintenance and fire safety for Higgins Hall, the architecture building on campus.
Conrad Milster is the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York’s chief engineer and has been working at the power plant for over 50 years. Conrad Milster is also such a wonderful character and this short doc on his life is such a joy t...
The steam whistles at the Pratt Institute will blow once more tomorrow night, welcoming the new year with their sustained, deafening cries. What better way to ring in 2014 than with permanent hearing loss? [ more › ]
Times Square may be where a million people choose to ring in the new year, but Fort Greene, Brooklyn is home to the steamiest way to welcome 2013. Pratt Institute allows the public to blow its historic steam whistles. [ more › ]
A huge crowd joined Chief Engineer Conrad Milster and his able crew of steam masters last night as they blasted in the New Year for the 50th and final time at Pratt Institute. [ more › ]