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The Japan Society’s headquarters building at 333 East 47th Street is the most recent Modern building to be heard by the Landmarks Preservation Commission for potential designation. DOCOMOMO New York/Tri-State member and volunteer Lisa Chin did research and prepared the chapter’s testimony supporting designation and also delivered the testimony at the public hearing. ... MORE

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On June 21 Community Board 2 held a public meeting at which New York University presented its plans for a new tower on the University Village/Silver Towers site in Greenwich Village. Over 200 people and the media showed up. If you missed the meeting, don't worry. There will be more opportunities to learn about the project and express your views. ... MORE

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Books published in the Spring 2010 season further expanded our view of the architecture of the Modern Movement. From Mexico, the Caribbean, and Chile to Sweden, India, and Iran, they take readers on a thoughtful and far-reaching journey around the world.... MORE

Every two years DOCOMOMO International convenes a conference drawing participants from all 54 national working groups. The 11th DOCOMOMO International Conference will be held in Mexico City in August. With the conference theme “Living in the Urban Modernity,” academics and professionals, students and others interested in the Modern Movement will explore how the rapid growth of urban areas from cities to metropolis in the 20th Century affected the discourse on Modern architecture. ... MORE

In case you missed it at the theater last fall, Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Shulman is now available on DVD. The documentary, narrated by Dustin Hoffman, celebrates the life and career of renowned architectural photographer Julius Shulman whose images helped bring Modern architecture to the American mainstream.... MORE