Another Paul Rudolph building set for demolition


Photo by Ezra Stoller, taken from the Sarasota Architectural Foundation.

“This week the Sarasota County School Board cleared the way for the demolition of the building [Paul Rudolph’s Riverview High School] at the end of the 2008-9 school year. The board voted 3 to 2 not to proceed with a restoration proposed by preservationists that would turn the school, built in 1958, into a music conservatory….

“’Riverview High School is a fantastic prototype of what today we call green architecture,’ said the architect Charles Gwathmey, who is overseeing a renovation of the Art and Architecture Building at Yale. ‘He was so far ahead of his time, experimenting with sun screens and cross-ventilation. If it’s torn down, I feel badly for architecture.’”

Time Is Running Out for a Celebrated Building DAVID HAY June 21, 2008 New York Times

Posted by: Tanya

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