Pablo Picasso’s “Bust of a Woman” was once slated to appear on the campus of a Tampa-area university, and it would’ve been the world’s tallest concrete sculpture.
The newly renovated Orange County Government Center is a special type of building that makes you want to scream.
MONTGOMERY, NY — Noted Modernist architect Paul Rudolph’s beautiful, historically significant, so-called “Brutalist” Orange County Government Center in Goshen, NY, will be rehabilitated and turned into the seat of government for Orange County once again.
Just before they were turned to rubble, Chris Mottalini photographed Paul Rudolph-designed homes in their final decay.
People can be forgiven for not realizing that one of the masterpieces of Brutalism, an architectural style with a name that isn’t exactly soft and fuzzy, is just north of New York City in Orange County, New York. But then again you may not need to remember that fact since the Paul Rudolph-designed Orange Country Government Center (aka the “masterpiece”) may be facing demolishing very soon in order to be replaced by an unoriginal colonial-wannabee structure that looks like the architectural equivalent of clipart.