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2018 Modernism in America Award winners announced, three projects in the NY/Tri-State region

May 26, 2018

DOCOMOMO US has announced thirteen winners of its fifth annual Modernism in America Awards. The projects showcase the highest level of expertise and commitment to careful preservation methods while serving as strong testaments to the efficacy of grassroots efforts, and public and private partnerships.

Three projects from the NY/Tri-State region were recognized. Lenox Health Greenwich Village, the distinctive ship-like building designed by Albert Ledner for the National Maritime Union, received a Design Award of Excellence. In 2007, the building became the subject of intense preservation advocacy efforts led in part by DOCOMOMO NY/Tri-State. Citation of Merit recipients include the George Washington Bridge Bus Station designed by Dr. Pier Luigi Nervi and the Lurie House, one of five homes in Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonia development in Pleasantville, NY by Japanese-American architect Kaneji Domoto.

The awards will be presented June 20 at the Design Within Reach Third Avenue Studio in New York.

Lenox Health Greenwich Village, photo © Chris Cooper, courtesy Perkins Eastman
George Washington Bridge Bus Station, photo © John Bartelstone Photography