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
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