NYT Magazine on Modernism

NYT Magazine on Modernism

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I was lucky enough to get my hands on an advance copy of Sunday’s New York Times Magazine. The entire issue is dedicated to architecture, namely Modernist architecture. The cover reads: “Is it Time for the Preservation of Modernism?”.
Here’s a quote from James Traub’s The Way We Live Now column:

Things seem to get old a lot faster than they used to. Modernism – yesterday’s holy terror, yesterday’s tomorrow – has already reached senesence, and the preservationist impulse that once protected Victorian and Beaux-Arts monuments from the wrecking ball has now turned to the cause of the modern.

Accompanying that column is a list from the National Trust for Historic Perservation’s list of America’s most-endangered places… In a bit, I’ll come back with that list and links to the buildings cited.

(The Lever House, pictured here, is not on that list. It is however, the venue for the Young Landmarks benefit that I mentioned earlier this week.)