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Tickets for the 2010 Glass House tour season, which runs May through November, are now on sale at its website and by phone. In addition to its usual tour packages–standard, extended, Modern Friends, Private and Group tours–the Glass House is launching a new way to experience Philip Johnson’s Modern homestead. ... MORE

Philip Johnson Glass House illuminated by Richard Kelly Lighting. Photo: Robin Hill

Established in 2008, the World Monuments Fund/Knoll Modernism Prize is awarded biennially to an innovative architectural or design solution that has preserved or enhanced a Modern landmark or group of landmarks. The first of its kind, the award acknowledges the growing threats–neglect, deterioration, or even demolition–facing significant works of Modernism, and recognizes the architects and designers who help ensure their rejuvenation and long-term survival. ... MORE

The 2008 Fund/Knoll Modernism Prize was awarded to Brenne Gesellschaft von Architekten mbH for their restoration of the Bauhaus-designed ADGB Trade Union School in Bernau, Germany.

The Paul Rudolph Foundation is stepping of its efforts to save Rudolph’s Chorley Elementary School from the wrecking ball. On January 19, the Preservation League of New York State announced that the school has been added to its “Seven to Save” list of endangered places after receiving an application from the Foundation, the fourth Modern building to make the list. The Foundation is circulating a petition asking the local school board to reconsider its plans. ... MORE

John W. Chorley Elementary School
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In case you missed it, an article about the addition atop Eero Saarinen’s seemingly afloat theater was published in the New York Times on February 3. In her article, "New Theater: Lincoln Center Raises the Roof," Robin Pogrebin details the progress of a new black box theater to be perched on the roof of the Beaumont Theater with a terrace overlooking Lincoln Center. ... MORE

The new black box theater that will be perched atop the Vivian Beaumont.
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