Orange County Government Center Paul Rudolph

I took a quick trip up to Goshen on Sunday to have a look at the Orange County Government Center by Paul Rudolph. It is scheduled for demolition this April, and I am sorry to see it go.  From what I have gathered the town doesn’t like the building, and they want it knocked down despite a proposal to restore it as a cultural center and build a new offices next door. There were a few other mourners armed with cameras, and the general sentiment was somber. Here is some press on the subject:

Michael Kimmelman in the NY Times
Deane Madsen on Archinect
Matthew Carbone on his own blog
An editorial from the Times Harold-Review

I also squeezed in a sketch while the sun set; graphite, ink, and watercolor on arches paper.

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