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Events October 2019


Symposium — Shoreline: Remembering a Waterfront Vision

October 25, 2019

This fall, El Museo presents “Shoreline: Remembering a Waterfront Vision,” a special project that looks into the history of Buffalo’s Shoreline Apartments, a housing complex designed by Paul Rudolph (1918–1997). The project will open with an exhibition of documents, drawings, photographs, and artworks, spanning from the original vision of the Buffalo Waterfront Development in the 1960s to the eventual destruction of Shoreline in recent years.

A public symposium on October 25–26 will convene architects, urban planners, preservationists, and researchers to discuss Paul Rudolph’s design legacy in Buffalo and New York state, the social legacy of urban renewal and modernism, and preservation efforts surrounding these sites and structures. This event will take place at the Earl W. Brydges (Central) Library in Niagara Falls and at the Frank E. Merriweather (Jefferson) Library in Buffalo. Other public programs will be announced soon.

Finally, a publication will bring together images, essays, and other findings from the project to tell the varied histories of the Shoreline Apartments. The book will be published later this year.

October 25 through 26
Buffalo, NY

A view from the Shoreline Apartments towards downtown Buffalo, early 1970s. Photographer unknown. Image from the Paul Marvin Rudolph archive, Prints & Photographs Division, Library of Congress. © The Estate of Paul Rudolph, The Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation.


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