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.

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

510 Fifth Avenue
Gordon Bunshaft, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill / 1954
New York, New York

The 1954 Manufacturers Trust branch bank on Fifth Avenue in Midtown is SOM partner Gordon Bunshaft's response to the client's forward-looking program and the specifics of its site. The structure's transparency responded to the bank's wish to appear progressive and readily accessible to an expanding range of customers. ... MORE

Trenton Bath House
Louis I. Kahn / 1954-1959
Ewing, New Jersey

The Bath House was commissioned by the Jewish Community Center (JCC) of the Delaware Valley as part of a complex of buildings that would serve as a social center for the Jewish community of southern New Jersey. ... MORE

Curran/O'Toole Building
Albert C. Ledner / 1961-1964
New York, New York

Resembling a ship docked smack at the edge of New York’s Greenwich Village, the new headquarters building for the National Maritime Union made a dramatic impression when it was dedicated in May of 1964. And it still does. ... MORE

Look Building
Emery Roth & Sons / 1950
New York, New York

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Spring Mills Building
Harrison & Abramovitz / 1963
New York, New York

Photo: Rich Ray
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Chase Manhattan Tower and Plaza
Gordon Bunshaft / Skidmore, Owings & Merrill / 1964
New York, New York

Photo: Ezra Stoller © esto.com
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Connecticut General Insurance Company
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill / 1956-1957
Bloomfield, Connecticut

Photo: Ezra Stoller © esto.com
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900 Fifth Avenue
Sylvan & Robert Bien / 1958
New York, New York

Photo: John Arbuckle
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TWA Flight Center/JFK Airport
Eero Saarinen / 1962
Queens, New York

Photo: Nina Rappaport
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Guardian Life Insurance Company Annex
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill / 1963
New York, New York

Photo: K. Randall
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