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News April 2015

Brutalism: Demolish or Cherish?

April 28, 2015

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 reaches a more balanced narrative with the help of quotes from DOCOMOMO NY/Tri-State president John Shreve Arbuckle. The article also provides a recap of the local government’s efforts to demolish the Government Center and the preservation contingent’s efforts to save it.

Read it HERE.

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