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In 1974, the New York State Urban Development Corporation commissioned Paul Rudolph (1918–1997) to design the brutalist style Shoreline Apartments, a 142-unit complex, as part of an urban renewal project. Today, demolition has begun to replace the structure with 48 new units.... MORE

The Brutalist-style Shoreline Apartments by modernist architect Paul Rudolph will be razed over the next five months. Shown here: The complex under construction. Photo courtesy Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation.

A replica of the Walker Guest House (1952), Paul Rudolph’s (1918–1997) first independently designed building, was put up for auction on February 25. The open plan structure was originally built on Florida’s Sanibel Island. In 2015, a 576 square-foot replica was commissioned by the Sarasota Architectural Foundation using Rudolph's original plans.... MORE

The Walker Guest House Replica, Anton Grassl, Esto/Courtesy Sarasota Architectural Foundation.

In November 2005, City Council voted to remove the Individual Landmark status given to the former Jamaica Savings Bank (1968) building, a status it was granted just 4 months prior in June 2005. Now, many preservationists are pushing to re-designate the building.... MORE

Jamaica Savings Bank, Elmhurst, circa 1968. Photo courtesy of regoforestpreservation.blogspot.com.