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News February 2015

Queens Modern has launched. Started by our good friend Frampton Tolbert of Mid-Century Mundane blog fame, Queens Modern explores Modern and mid-century architecture in the borough of Queens. The project uses the Queens Chamber of Commerce’s Building Awards program, active from 1948 to 1970, as a starting point and a frame of reference. ... MORE

Works by arguably the most famous architect in America may soon be official international heritage. A group of ten works by Frank Lloyd Wright, including the Guggenheim Museum, has been nominated to the UNESCO World Heritage List.... MORE

The rotunda of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Photo by Marissa Marvelli

The American Bible Society, famous for translating the Bible into hundreds of languages, is leaving New York after nearly two centuries for more economical accommodations in Philadelphia, a block from the Liberty Bell. In doing so, the organization will vacate its 1966 purpose-built headquarters at 1865 Broadway (61st Street) in the shadow of Robert A. M. Stern’s 15 Central Park West. ... MORE

The American Bible Society Building, SOM (1966), FXFOWLE (1998), Selldorf (2004). Photo by Sean Khorsandi