Protesters gather to save Johnson's iconic AT&T building


Docomomo US Staff


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On Friday November 3rd, preservationists, enthusiasts, and Robert A.M. Stern gathered outside Philip Johnson's controversial AT&T building to protest proposed changes to the iconic building. The proposal was announced by the Oslo- and New York-based architecture firm Snøhetta on October 30th and immediately sparked an outcry from the architectural community.

In a statement made to the press, Docomomo US said: "Radical for its return to ornamentation and playfulness of design, the AT&T building is without question a New York City landmark with broad significance to the story of American architecture. Long misunderstood, much like its Postmodern counterpart the Portland Building, the AT&T building is a door to the future of design."


Read More

City Lab | November 1, 2017

Will a Postmodern Icon Be 'Glasswashed'?

Metropolis |November 3, 2017

“Hands off My Johnson,” Say Architects and Preservationists at AT&T Building Redesign Protest

The Architect's Newspaper | November 3, 2017

Hands off my Johnson’: Protestors rally against AT&T Building redesign


Take Action

Sign the petition HERE


Write or email the Landmarks Preservation Commission 

Letters can be mailed to:

New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission
David N. Dinkins Municipal Building
1 Centre Street, 9th Floor North
New York, NY 10007


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