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."
City Lab | November 1, 2017
Metropolis |November 3, 2017
The Architect's Newspaper | November 3, 2017
Sign the change.org 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
Emails can be sent to comments(AT)lpc.nyc.gov