Modern Architecture

Fundraiser to Save the MOONDANCE Diner: Oldest Extant Diner in NYC!

NEW YORK, N.Y. (April 29, 2007) – A fundraiser to save the historic Moondance Diner, will be held on Thurs, May 3, 2007, from 6 PM to 9 PM at artist Ruth Litoff’s studio at 80 Varick Street, #9E (one block west of Moondance). Diner owner Sunis Sharma, concerned patrons, artists, preservationists, & community groups, [...]

Best of a Bad Lot; Manhattan House Heard as Landmark

From the New York Times April 15, 2007Street Level Upper East SideWhite Bricks and Pale ImitationsBy JAKE MOONEY MANHATTAN HOUSE, the 19-story slab of an apartment building on a full Upper East Side block bounded by 65th and 66th Streets and Second and Third Avenues, was built to stand out, from its size to its [...]

Manhattan House to be considered for landmark status

MANHATTAN HOUSE, highlighted in FRIENDS’ exhibit “Landmarks of the Future” will be heard for landmark designation by the Landmarks Preservation Commission on April 10th, 2007. Located at 200 East 66th Street, Manhattan House is New York City’s first “white brick” apartment building and is one of the most influential examples of post-war housing in New [...]

In Boston, Modernist Landmark At Risk

It’s instructive to occasionally look beyond the 5 boroughs… From The New York Times Another Building by a Noted Modernist Comes Under Threat, This Time in BostonBy DAVID HAY BOSTON, March 1 — A plan to demolish a 1960 office tower by the influential architect Paul Rudolph threatens to pit a prominent developer backed by [...]

From Russia, No Love of Skyscrapers

An interesting article from the international press – reflecting the importance of the 980 Madison “decision”. Redesigning the Power VerticalGazprom Threatens St. Petersburg’s SkylineBy Paul AbelskyRussia Profile “Although skyscrapers remain the favored architectural expression of corporate clout around the world, in recent decades high-rise construction has mostly flourished in the petrostates of the Persian Gulf [...]

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