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On April 15 The Daily Beast blog took a swipe at Brutalism, that most polarizing of architectural styles, using the Paul Rudolph-designed Orange County Government Center as case in point. After launching with the rather unkind description “…the concrete-based style known as Brutalism…” author Nate Berg ... MORE

Orange County Government Center in 2013. Photo: M. Marvelli

In early April, 140 Broadway, Gordon Bunshaft’s acclaimed minimalist tower in the Financial District, was heard again by the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission. This time the discussion centered on changes being proposed to the Landmark, which was designated in June 2013. The building’s owners wish to introduce retail at the street level on the Nassau Street side of the tower, necessitating the insertion of new entrances.... MORE