rudolph.jpgpiano.jpgRudolph’s 1960 Blue Cross/Blue Shield Building in Boston and Piano’s proposed design for Trans National Place

“BOSTON, March 1 — A plan to demolish a 1960 office tower by the influential architect Paul Rudolph threatens to pit a prominent developer backed by Mayor Thomas M. Menino against preservationists who see the building as a seminal example of midcentury Modernism.

“If the developer, Steve Belkin, prevails, Mr. Rudolph’s 13-story structure will be supplanted by an 80-story skyscraper designed by one of today’s biggest names, the Italian architect Renzo Piano.”

Another Building by a Noted Modernist Comes Under Threat, This Time in Boston David Hay, New York Times, 3/7/07


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