Preservation Alert Update: Impressive Modern Building Available for Adaptive Use

Building 521 - Gunner's Mate School at Great Lakes Naval Station in North Chicago, Illinois is threatened with demolition. Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and completed in 1954, this amazing Bruce Graham-designed building has been unused for years.

The Navy is moving forward with plans to demolish this building. However, the Navy is open to an outside entity/contractor using the building or to disassembling and moving the building off the base.

 

The Navy is accepting proposals for re-use of the building through Wednesday, February 13, 2008.

Preservation Alert: Impressive Modern Building Available for Adaptive Use

Building 521 - Gunner's Mate School at Great Lakes Naval Station in North Chicago, Illinois is threatened with demolition. Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and completed in 1954, this notable Bruce Graham-designed building has been unused for years.

On Tuesday, January 29, 2008 the U.S. Dept. of the Navy will hold a public meeting to explore alternative uses for this structure. The Navy is open to an outside entity/contractor using the building or to disassembling and moving the building off the base. The meeting will take place from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at the Visitor Center at Great Lakes Naval Station Farragut Avenue, Great Lakes, lllinois, phone: (847) 688-5648.

Symposium At Cummer To Honor Mid-Century Modern Architects And Architecture on January 15, 2008

Jacksonville, Florida, January 15, 2008.

The Jacksonville Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and DOCOMOMO Florida are sponsoring a one-day symposium highlighting the achievements of architecture's Modern Movement in Northeast Florida.

The event will be held at the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens (829 Riverside Ave., Jacksonville) on March 1, 2008. A morning session with presentations by North Florida's most well-know architects and by nationally recognized architectural scholars will begin at 10:30 a.m. and last until 12:45 p.m.

DOCOMOMO Residence Grant 2008

DOCOMOMO International is delighted to open the 2008 call for candidacies for its residence grant in Paris to support research on the conservation and the documentation of buildings, sites and neighborhoods' of the Modern Movement.

Invitation to the 2nd International DOCOMOMO Conference Workshop

DOCOMOMO Netherlands is organizing an international workshop to be held in Rotterdam in September 2008 in cohesion with the 10th International DOCOMOMO Conference "The Challenge of Change".

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Organized by the Faculty of Architecture of Delft University of Technology and Jo Coene of MIT, the workshop will focus on case studies in Rotterdam selected out of the period from 1940-1958 that have recently been selected by the National Service for Archeology, Cultural landscape and Built Heritage (RACM) to be listed as built cultural heritage.

New York/Tri-State chapter presents Albert Ledner: Buildings for the National Maritime Union

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Between 1954 and 1967 Albert C. Ledner, AIA, designed 14 projects for the National Maritime Union. Four were built in New York; all are expressive mid-century modern. In 2003 the dormitory building was reborn as the signature Maritime Hotel. The future of the Curran/O’Toole Building will be determined as Saint Vincent’s hospital moves forward with its plans for a new hospital. DOCOMOMO New York/Tri-State has invited Mr. Ledner to present the inside story on his work for the Union, with emphasis on the New York projects.

To view the invitation, please click here

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