This grouping presents highlights from DOCOMOMO New York/Tri-State's advocacy agenda from 2008 to the present. It is not an inclusive or definitive list of Modern movement buildings of significance.

From the newly discovered to old favorites, these buildings have garnered our attention. They have warranted our advocacy in the past or they need it now.


The advocacy pages are work in progress. Help build the site by volunteering to write one of our "Forthcoming" building bios.

New York State Pavilion/1964 World's Fair
Philip Johnson & Richard Foster / 1962-1964
Queens, New York

Commissioned by the State of New York for the 1964 World's Fair in New York City (Queens), the New York State Pavilion was the largest in the fair and is one of the few structures from the fair to remain standing today. ... MORE

Chatham Towers
Kelly & Gruzen / 1959-1965
New York, New York

Chatham Towers is among the high points of post-war housing design in New York City. A formally powerful and technically adventuresome project that attempted to raise the baseline for middle-class living, it is also one of the city’s foremost examples of the Brutalist mode. ... MORE

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Harrison, Abramovitz, Johnson, Saarinen, Bunshaft, Belluschi / 1955-1969
New York, New York

Photo: Ezra Stoller ©

George Washington Bridge Bus Station
Pier Luigi Nervi / 1963
New York, NY

Photo: © Megan Wurth

Kips Bay Plaza/Towers
I.M. Pei & Associates / 1963
New York, New York

Photo: K. Randall