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Philadelphia’s Temple University said farewell to Paley Library last month after 53 years. The library, designed by Nolan and Swinburne in 1966, will soon be transformed into the university’s School of Public Health.... MORE

Temple University's Samuel L. Paley Library (Nolen & Swinburne,1966) photographed in Philadelphia, PA in 1966. Photograph courtesy of Temple University Libraries, Special Collections Research Center and Hiddencityphila.org.

The family of Eliot and Molly Noyes has donated a preservation easement on their 1954 home, commonly known as Noyes II, to the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation. The house was the second in New Canaan designed for his family by Eliot Noyes, the earliest of the "Harvard Five" architects to establish residence in New Canaan.... MORE

Noyes House II, Eliot Noyes, 1954, New Canaan, CT. Photography by Michael Biondo.

The Landmarks Preservation Commission approved demolition of the Brooklyn Borough Hall Bank, located at 200 Montague Street in the Borough Hall Skyscraper Historic District. The 2-story building was designed by Philip Birnbaum (1907–1996) in 1959.... MORE

200 Montague Street, Philip Birnbaum, 1959–1960 and 1967–1968. Photo by Lore Croghan and courtesy Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Smithsonian.com recently published a feature article on Raymond Leowy (1893–1986) an American product designer and successful businessman who’s 20th-century fame diminished over the years, but his mid-century style designs, which he referred to as “cleanlining,” continue to influence everyday living.... MORE

In Nice on August 8, 1963, Raymond Loewy, his wife and their daughter posed before the 1953 Studebaker Starliner Avanti, drawn by him. (Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images)

In 2016, IBM sold its corporate campus in Somers, NY for almost $32 million to Sebastian Capital, a real estate firm based in Manhattan. Evergreen Ridge, LLC informally proposed transforming the 750-acre property into a private day and boarding STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) high school.... MORE

IBM Somers Office Complex designed by Pei Cobb Freed & Partners (1984–1989), Somers, New York (Michael Coleman/Flickr)