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News November 2015

Your support is needed! Please send a letter supporting designation of the Aalto Conference Rooms to the LPC before the November 26 deadline. On November 12, DOCOMOMO NY/Tri-State testified before the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission in support of designating the Edgar J. Kaufmann Conference Center, designed by Alvar and Elissa Aalto in 1963, an interior landmark. ... MORE

Photo by Wijnanda Deroo

As part of an exhibition that will open in April 2017, Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM) and the Wüstenrot Stiftung have recently launched www.SOSBrutalism.org, an online database tool for identifying, documenting, and ultimately preserving Brutalist architecture around the world. The new platform has so far collected details on 700-plus buildings. Aimed at leveraging the power of social media and crowdsourcing, the website allows anyone to contribute to the database and content sharing is easy.... MORE

This past July the New Jersey Historic Sites Council approved the Tofani-DiMuzio House for listing on the New Jersey Register of Historic Places. On October 30th, it was officially listed on the National Register and thus became the first post-Wrightian Modern house in the state to be individually listed. ... MORE

DOCOMOMO NY/Tri-State has been following the Maplewood Post Office in New Jersey since news of its redevelopment was first announced by the Township in early 2014. Unfortunately, it appears the end is near for this “perfectly Modern” post office. The planning board recently voted unanimously to grant preliminary site plan approval for a new mixed-use development by JMF Properties on the site of the post office.... MORE