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On a Tuesday in late February, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission met to decide the fate of 95 backlogged properties that had been calendared for designation since prior to 2010. Of the 95 properties, 30 were prioritized for designation by the end of 2016, including Alvar and Elissa Aalto’s Edgar J. Kaufmann Conference Center at the United Nations Plaza. While DOCOMOMO NY/Tri-State is pleased with the Commission’s decision, designation of this important and rare Modern interior is not a done deal.... MORE

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With a groundswell of support to restore the New York State Pavilion at the former World’s Fair grounds in Queens—thanks in large part to the efforts of People for the Pavilion and the documentary film Modern Ruin, the question now is what, exactly, should it be used for? To help answer this question, the National Trust for Historic Preservation and People for Pavilion are seeking submissions for the recently announced New York State Pavilion Ideas Competition. ... MORE