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News August 2011

The latest installment of our Modern Library book list is ready, thanks to our wonderful volunteer compiler Nancy Later.... MORE

Every two years DOCOMOMO working parties from around the world come together for an international conference. The next conference is being hosted by DOCOMOMO Suomi/Finland and will take place in August 2012, in Espoo, Finland, part of greater metropolitan Helsinki. ... MORE

The Recent Past Preservation Network published a special issue of its online magazine featuring work by five preservation students, including Alyson Goldman, a Rutgers University junior in art history who is combing Bergen County New Jersey for Modern architecture. ... MORE

On August 2, the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission approved North Shore LIJ/Lenox Hill Hospital’s plans for alterations to the O’Toole Building. By granting a Certificate of Appropriateness the commissioners helped pave the way for the building’s transformation to a comprehensive care medical facility. The public hearing was held July 26, at which organizations including the Historic Districts Council and Recent Past Preservation Network, as well as DOCOMOMO NY/Tri-State, testified generally in support while requesting some design modifications.... MORE

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