APPLY: Docomomo Summer Residence Grant in Paris

Docomomo International is delighted to announce the creation of an annual summer residence grant in Paris to support research on the conservation and the documentation of buildings, sites and neighborhoods of the modern movement.

BUILDING WATCH: Boston City Hall Up for Sale?

The Boston Globe (December 12, 2006) reports that Mayor Thomas M. Menino has refloated his 1998 idea of selling City Hall and its surrounding Plaza for private redevelopment and possible destruction by its purchaser. The building is a 1969 Brutalist design is by Gerhard Kallmann and Michael Noel McKinnell.

AGAIN: A Rudolph Threatened with Demolition

The new owners of a Paul Rudolph-designed residence in Westport, CT, have expressed intentions to demolish the house. The threat to the Rudolph project became known to the national preservation community, many of whom are trying to rally support to save this significant work, including a search for an alternate buyer to ensure the property’s preservation.

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