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.
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.
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 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.
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.
The viability of two SOM Buildings at the Great Lakes Naval Station project in Great Lakes, Illinois, is currently in question. On May 18, 2006, the Department of the Navy issued its first notice of Environmental Assessment (EA) for the two structures, a move which is usually a precursor to demolition. The Navy will review public comment until Tuesday, June 20, 2006.
Welcome to the new DOCOMOMO US web site. All the content you have always been able to find is here, along with new features, some of which are available now including this news page, the ability to search the content of the site, and, of course, the new look. More features will go up in the near future. Take a look around and enjoy!