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Elsewhere in Paul Rudolph Restorationville: Back to Yale


Speaking of Paul Rudolph, Robert A.M. Stern, and Sarasota, Florida, as we were yesterday, we now offer up a two-fer. First comes a quickie, looking back at the Herald Tribune, which helps to explain just what the “Sarasota School of Architecture” is and why followers of such school would care so much about saving Paul Rudolph’s Riverview High School. And second comes an interesting update from Art Daily about the ongoing restoration of Yale‘s Art & Architecture Building, also designed by Rudolph, and the pet project of A.M. Stern, who is doing all he can to preserve the building and make it all nice and new again. Here’s a bit about what exactly they’ll be doing to the building:

Work on the Art & Architecture building has included a mix of literal restoration, interpretive renovation, and sensitive intervention, all sympathetic to Rudolph’s vision. Mr. Gwathmey’s design restores open spaces that have been fractured, revives vertical views that have long been blocked by prior renovations and ill-placed partitions, recaptures Rudolph’s concept for the building’s fenestration, and restores the exterior walls. The renovation also includes the complete restoration of the penthouse and rooftop terrace, creation of an easily accessible entrance to the main lecture theater, Hastings Hall, and installation of replacement windows that use contemporary technology and materials. In addition, new lighting and furnishings are being introduced throughout the building.

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