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County Executive Ed Diana isn’t giving up his campaign to replace large portions of Paul Rudolph’s 1967 Government Center in Goshen, NY, even after a 15-6 vote for renovation by the legislature last February. In June, Diana asked design teams competing for the contract to oversee work on the center to widen their proposals to consider alternative options that include substantial demolition in addition to complete renovation.... MORE

Orange County Government Center, Paul Rudolph, Gohsen, NY. © Jeff Goldberg/Esto

The office records of New Orleans modernist architect Albert C. Ledner has been digitized and made accessible to the public thanks to the efforts of Tulane University’s Southeastern Architectural Archive. A devotee of Frank Lloyd Wright’s principles of Organic Architecture after his apprenticeship at Taliesin in 1948, Ledner is best known for experimenting with the forms and patterns found in nature and applying them to buildings of concrete and other non-organic materials.... MORE

Photo by John Barrington Bayley

The experimental all-metal Aluminaire House has been booted from its third home, the Central Islip campus of the New York Institute of Technology. A team of architects is advocating to the have the 1931 house reassembled on a vacant lot in Queens’ Sunnyside Historic District. They state that this site faces two housing complexes from the same era and address similar issues of housing for the periphery of the city. However, neighborhood residents have voiced their preference that the lot be turned into a community park.... MORE


Enjoy a selection of photos from DOCOMOMO NY/Tri-State’s June 29 tour of Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island. ... MORE

FDR Four Freedoms Park, 6.29.13. photo: K. Randall