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Fate of Paul Rudolph’s Orange County Government Center to be Decided Tomorrow

Fate of Paul Rudolph’s Orange County Government Center to be Decided Tomorrow
Fate of Paul Rudolph’s Orange County Government Center to be Decided Tomorrow, Orange County Government Center by Paul Rudolph © New York Times - Tony Cenicola
Orange County Government Center by Paul Rudolph © New York Times - Tony Cenicola

Tomorrow legislators are due to decided the fate of Paul Rudolph’s Orange County Government Center. The midcentury icon, listed on the World Monuments Fund’s global watch list, has been the center of a prolonged debate challenging its right to be preserved.

“The plan is to gut Paul Rudolph’s Orange County Government Center, strip away much of its distinctive, corrugated concrete and glass exterior and demolish one of its three pavilions, replacing it with a big, soulless glass box,” says architecture critic Michael Kimmelman. “[The legislators] can do the right thing Thursday. They can overturn the veto and reconsider demolition.” More on Kimmelman’s call to save the Rudolph landmark, here.

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Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "Fate of Paul Rudolph’s Orange County Government Center to be Decided Tomorrow" 04 Mar 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/605459/fate-of-paul-rudolph-s-orange-county-government-center-to-be-decided-tomorrow/> ISSN 0719-8884
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