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Goshen Commotion: Local Preservationists Rally to Save Endangered Paul Rudolph Building

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The Sublime to the Ridiculous: Orange County’s Paul Rudolph building and the “Proposed Concept Building Design” for its replacement

Chris Mckenna of the the Times Herald-Record, the go-to person for news stories on the Orange County Executive’s proposal to knock down the county’s 1970 Paul Rudolph-designed Government Center in Goshen, NY, published a follow-up story on Saturday.

Mckenna wrote:

A dozen opponents of Orange County Executive Ed Diana‘s push to replace the county Government Center stood outside the imperiled structure on Friday to press their case for renovating it instead….Opponents speaking outside the closed Government Center on Friday repeated what some have said for months: that the consultants’ renovation estimates are inflated….

Matt Turnbull, a Democratic legislator and former builder, has argued the complex could be gutted and renovated for $20 million to $30 million, using his construction experience and the consultants’ figures….

Preservationists…have begun sounding alarms about the potential destruction of a modernist icon designed by famed architect Paul Rudolph.

You can sound you own alarm by appending your comments to the end of Mckenna’s article, and/or e-mailing the County Executive here and the County Legislature here.

Don’t decimate. Renovate!

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