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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.
posted on Friday, October 27, 2006
Guggenheim Comes Up With Plans for Restoring Structure - New York Sun Article
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.
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.
by info, posted on Friday, September 22, 2006
Statement issued by DOCOMOMO US regarding Aalto's Poetry Room at Harvard.
GETTY FOUNDATION GRANT: University of Cincinnati
posted on Thursday, August 24, 2006
The Getty Foundation has awarded a grant to the University of Cincinnati, home to a world-class collection of signature architecture, to fund the university’s first study on how to preserve its modern architecture.
posted on Wednesday, August 23, 2006
The New York/Tri-State chapter newsletter is in the mail and chock full of news and features from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. If you’re not on the mailing list you can find it online in PDF at the link below.
DOCOMOMO WORKSHOP: Istanbul – Turkey, September 18-25, 2006
posted on Wednesday, August 23, 2006
International DOCOMOMO Workshop “How to Preserve a Housing Utopia: The Documentation and Sustainability of Modern Heritage, Case Study: Ataköy – Istanbul” Istanbul – Turkey, September 18-25, 2006
EXHIBITION: Provincetown, MA Art Museum
posted on Thursday, August 24, 2006
A Chain of Events Modernist Architecture on the Outer Cape: Marcel Breuer to Charles Jencks August 18 through October 15
posted on Wednesday, August 23, 2006
Exhibitions International will hold a Pearlroth House fundraising event from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on October 27, 2006 at the Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY 10012.
ONLINE FORUM: Aalto's Woodberry Poetry Room
posted on Monday, October 23, 2006
DOCOMOMO US presents an online forum. The Woodberry Poetry Room in the Lamont Library at Harvard University (1949) is one of only four extant designs in the United States by the great Finnish architect, Alvar Aalto. Aalto designed the room and, working with his wife, Aino, its furnishings. The planned renovation of the space and its fittings is currently underway and has inspired a lively exchange of views among members of the architecture, design and preservation communities.
posted on Monday, July 31, 2006
Metropolis Magazine’s August 2006 issue is devoted to saving Modern Architecture.
Antonin and Noe?mi Raymond Exhibit
posted on Tuesday, July 18, 2006
Crafting a Modern World: The Architecture and Design of Antonin and Noe?mi Raymond
THREATENED: Paul Rudolph's Riverview High School
posted on Monday, July 17, 2006
On Tuesday, June 20, 2006, despite months of active campaigning by local and national preservationists, the Sarasota (Florida) School Board voted 5-0 to demolish Paul Rudolph’s 1957 Riverview High School. As reported in DOCOMOMO US's Summer 2006 newsletter, it was Rudolph’s first major architectural commission, following his remarkable early period of residential design.
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