The demolition, which occurred overnight on January 10, came as a shock to preservation groups who had been working to save the building.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation announces its 2016 list of America’s Most Endangered Places.
A spiraling 1955 house that was considered one of the icons of 20th-century organic modernism has been destroyed.
In the 1940s, artist Isamu Noguchi experimented with a series of “lunar landscapes,” embedding lights in undulating magnesite cement. While some were freestanding sculptures, three were site-specific pieces installed in two buildings and a boat. This month, the only one of these architectural projects to survive was revealed in a U-Haul store in St. Louis, Missouri.
Prominence of name has never guaranteed the preservation of architecture. Frank Lloyd Wright’s Park Avenue Showroom was demolished in 2013 just blocks from his iconic Guggenheim Museum, Louis Kahn’s Philadelphia commercial storefront was torn down in 2014, just a couple of years after the grand unveiling of his Four Freedoms Park in New York.
Since opening in 1976, 1 United Nations Plaza has been an experience like tumbling into a hall of mirrors.
Prior to the invention of radar in the 1930s, a system of concrete acoustic mirrors was set up around the coast of the United Kingdom as an early form of surveillance.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation announced its 11 Most Endangered Historic Places today, including sites across the United States threatened by development, demolition, or decay.
The obliteration of the McKim, Mead & White-designed Pennsylvania Station in 1963, just a half-century after its completion, helped galvanize grassroots preservation efforts that eventually led to New York City Mayor Robert F. Wagner signing the Landmarks Law on April 19, 1965.
Between 1848 and 1890, dozens of grand mental asylums were built around the United States under the Kirkbride Plan, designed by Thomas Story Kirkbride.
The city of Paris will spend €80 million (~$85.9 million) over the next five years fixing up and restoring the 96 historic buildings it is responsible for maintaining.
At the 11th hour, a British heritage organization has renewed a bid to save a major Brutalist building from destruction.