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As the Pepsi-Cola Co. grew to international prominence in the mid-20th century, it contributed two architectural landmarks to our DOCOMOMO US/NY Tri-state region. Its modestly sized and elegantly detailed 1960 headquarters on Manhattan’s Park Avenue was followed only 12 years later by a very different complex on vast acreage in suburban Purchase, New York. Feature articles in the architectural press reinforce how singularly appropriate each building was at the time for a trend-setting corporate client and how dramatically everything can change in a decade.... MORE

Rego-Forest Preservation Council, an advocacy organization for the Rego Park and Forest Hills neighborhoods of Queens, recently launched a campaign to secure landmark designation for Parkside Memorial Chapels, a striking Modern building at 98-60 Queens Boulevard, in Queens, NY.... MORE

Parkside Chapel, exterior view, Henry Sandig and Robert Kasindorf, 1961, Queens, NY. Photo: Michael Perlman.