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At a Landmarks Preservation Commission hearing on May 19, a long line of speakers, including DOCOMOMO NY/Tri-State’s president John Arbuckle, testified against changes being proposed to the city’s most significant International Style interior landmark, The Four Seasons restaurant, located in the Seagram Building on Park Avenue.... MORE

Rendering of the Pool Room depicting movable upper wall panels at the mezzanine level, which were vetoed by the Landmarks Preservation Commission. Courtesy Selldorf Architects via NYC LPC website.

This year’s DOCOMOMO US Modernism in America award winners highlight the importance of such Modern typologies as transportation centers and sports arenas. Of the six Awards of Excellence, three went to projects in the NY/Tri-State region... MORE

South view of TWA Terminal at JFK International Airport. Credit: Port Authority of NY & NJ, Photo: John Bartelstone, 2015

The comeback of the New York State Pavilion is starting to look like a real thing. On May 6, NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver announced that the Pavilion’s “Tent of Tomorrow” will be receiving a much needed paint job this summer. ... MORE

Local elected officials, the New York Structural Steel Painting Contractors Association and the International Union of Painting and Allied Trades Local 806, District Council #9 will make it possible for the "Tent of Tomorrow" to get a much needed paint job.