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EXHIBIT: Preservation as Provocation
by info, posted on Wednesday, June 6, 2007
2007 ACSA International Architectural Design Student Competition, June 4-22, 2007
EVENT: DOCOMOMO National Modern Movement Architecture Tour Day—Saturday, June 9, 2007
by info, posted on Thursday, May 31, 2007

DOCOMOMO US is planning with our chapters a day of tours nationwide on June 9, 2007 to bring attention – collectively – to the important modern buildings that are in our cities, towns and neighborhoods.

APPLY: Docomomo Summer Residence Grant in Paris
by info, posted on Monday, February 19, 2007
Docomomo International is delighted to announce the creation of an annual summer residence grant in Paris to support research on the conservation and the documentation of buildings, sites and neighborhoods of the modern movement.
ELIOT NOYES: Lecture and Book Signing in NYC, March 15, 2007
posted on Monday, March 12, 2007
Thank you for your interest in this event, however we regret that we have reached capacity and cannot accept additional RSVP's.

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BUILDING WATCH: Boston City Hall Up for Sale?
by info, posted on Friday, July 13, 2007
The Boston Globe (December 12, 2006) reports that Mayor Thomas M. Menino has refloated his 1998 idea of selling City Hall and its surrounding Plaza for private redevelopment and possible destruction by its purchaser. The building is a 1969 Brutalist design is by Gerhard Kallmann and Michael Noel McKinnell.
NY TIMES ARTICLE: Rudolph's Westport, CT, house demolition
by info, posted on Sunday, December 17, 2006
David Hay of the New York Times wrote an article on the upcoming demolition of the Paul Rudolph-designed Micheels House in Westport, CT.
UPDATE: Demo Permit Filed for Rudolph Building in Westport, CT
by info, posted on Thursday, December 14, 2006
A demolition permit has been filed for 16 Minuteman Hill, The Micheels House designed by Paul Rudolph. Demolition is slated for Tuesday, December 19th, 2006,with the roof membrane already removed earlier this week.
LECTURE: Paul Rudolph: Implications for the Future
by info, posted on Wednesday, December 6, 2006
CIMA meeting for December 2006 will host guest lecturer Nepal Asatthawasi of the Paul Rudolph Foundation.
DOCOMOMO US Fall 2006 Newsletter Available Online!
by info, posted on Monday, May 14, 2007

The Fall 2006 Newsletter focuses on the works of Louis I. Kahn. This is the second DOCOMOMO US newsletter that is available primarily online. During the transition to a completely digital newsletter, a limited number of printed copies are available. E-mail newsletter@docomomo-us.org for more information.

For full access to the newsletter, click here.

 

AGAIN: A Rudolph Threatened with Demolition
by info, posted on Sunday, December 3, 2006

The new owners of a Paul Rudolph-designed residence in Westport, CT, have expressed intentions to demolish the house. The threat to the Rudolph project became known to the national preservation community, many of whom are trying to rally support to save this significant work, including a search for an alternate buyer to ensure the property’s preservation.

THREATENED: Bunshaft's LBJ Library & Plaza
posted on Friday, October 27, 2006
Texas Historical Commission opposes design of Lady Bird Johnson Center at the Lyndon B. Johnson Library and Museum in Austin, Texas. The Museum complex was designed by Gordon Bunshaft of the firm Skidmore, Owings and Merrill.
PETITION: Stop Demo of Antonin Raymond Buildings
posted on Friday, October 27, 2006
DOCOMOMO Japan and other preservation advocates in Tokyo are asking DOCOMOMO US members and friends to help save two important buildings designed by Antonin Raymond on the campus of Tokyo Women’s College.
SLUMMING UP MARINA CITY - article by Lynn Becker
posted on Friday, October 27, 2006
New management steeps the House of Blues Hotel in ugly as a part of another renovation of the former office building in architect Bertrand Goldberg's world famous Marina City complex in Chicago.
GUGGENHEIM RESTORATION PLANS
posted on Friday, October 27, 2006
Guggenheim Comes Up With Plans for Restoring Structure - New York Sun Article
RACHEL RAYMOND HOUSE: Demolished
by info, posted on Sunday, October 29, 2006
The Rachel Raymond House in Belmont, MA, designed by Eleanor Raymond in 1931, has been demolished.
WOODBERRY POETRY ROOM: DOCOMOMO US response to Boston Globe article
by info, posted on Friday, October 27, 2006
DOCOMOMO US letter to the Editor of The Boston Globe in response to article, "Harvard Messes with a Materpiece," October 8th, 2006.
NATIONAL PRESERVATION CONFERENCE 2006: DOCOMOMO presentation
by info, posted on Monday, October 23, 2006
DOCOMOMO US:The Future Presentation and round table discussion at the National Trust's National Preservation Conference 2006, Pittsburgh, PA
BELL LABORATORIES: Compromise to Save Saarinen’s Original Building
by info, posted on Wednesday, October 18, 2006
The August 2006 proposal for the Bell Labs facility in Holmdel, New Jersey, has been received by many in the scientific, preservation, and architectural communities, as well as the surrounding community of Holmdel, to be an acceptable step in the redevelopment of the site and original building by Eero Saarinen.
WOODBERRY POETRY ROOM: Open to Visiting Researchers Upon Request
by info, posted on Tuesday, October 10, 2006
Lamont Library has informed DOCOMOMO US that the Woodberry Poetry Room can be visited by researchers upon request.
WOODBERRY POETRY ROOM: DOCOMOMO US Issues Statement
by info, posted on Friday, September 22, 2006
Statement issued by DOCOMOMO US regarding Aalto's Poetry Room at Harvard.
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