Docomomo responds to plans to demolish 270 Park Avenue
As JP Morgan Chase and the City of New York announce plans to demolish and replace 270 Park Avenue, formerly the Union Carbide building, Docomomo US and Docomomo US New York/Tri-state join forces to advocate for this iconic example of corporate modernism.
Public Spaces-Inside and Out
Docomomo US and its Chapters will explore Public Spaces as our advocacy theme for 2018 - seeking to understand and appreciate the intricacies of their design, their relationship to the projects, which created them and their context within the overall urban setting, site and building design.
To be, or not to be, Docomomo, that is no longer the question
By advocating for the safeguarding of buildings and sites based less on chronological ‘fit’ and more on whether or not they have expanded the tenets of the Modern Movement in meaningful and provocative ways, Docomomo will take a decisive leadership role in an arena that will only intensify and expand in the years ahead.
In the media
This building put Arquitectonica on the global map. That won’t stop its demolition.
Miami commissioners have signed a death warrant for the Babylon, the distinctly colorful, ziggurat-shaped Brickell apartment house that was the first commercial building by homegrown design giant Arquitectonica and a landmark that helped set the stage for the city’s downtown revival.