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News September 2015

Mark your calendars. The much anticipated opening of the “Met Breuer” is slated for March 2016. Back in 2010, when the board of trustees for the Whitney Museum voted to relocate to its current location along the High Line, the question of who would occupy their 1966 Brutalist home, designed by Marcel Breuer, was unanswered. Thankfully an agreement was soon reached with the Metropolitan Museum of Art... MORE

Window detail of Marcel Breur's "Whitney" Museum (1963 - 1966), which will now be used by the Met. Photo: Meredith Bzdak

The United Nations Headquarters (1947-1950) is nearing the end of a seven year, $2.15 billion restoration. Many changes were made with minimal or no impact on the site’s original design, which was a collaboration between Le Corbusier, Oscar Niemeyer, and the firm Harrison & Abramowitz. Much of the work has been sensitively done and has made the building more efficient, secure, and accessible. However, security concerns have led to the closing of parts of the complex’s south side,... MORE

Woodrow Wilson Reading Room at the Dag Hammarskjold Library prior to restoration. Photo by Ben Murphy for The U.N. Building (Thames & Hudson, 2005)

Showing resourcefulness and dedication to their Modern architectural heritage, the Township of Closter has begun the process of restoring a local Lustron House that was built in 1950 by renting the home to a local business owner who will use it as an office while serving as a caretaker. ... MORE

Harold Hess Lustron House, Closter, Bergen County, NJ. Photo: Wikipedia, Jerrye & Roy Klotz, MD