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Vote on Orange County Government Center Coming in May

03/21/2012

Since our February email news, there has been a major development on the Orange County Government Center front. On May 6, Orange County legislators will decide the fate of the Paul Rudolph-designed complex in Goshen, NY. The World Monuments Fund, the Paul Rudolph Foundation, DOCOMOMO US and DOCOMOMO NY/Tri-State have been working together to bring about a more thorough and unbiased conditions study of the building along with precise estimates for its renovation. While the county has not allowed building access, the advocacy groups stress that this step is essential to having a cost comparative study of all possible options that would save the historically significant building as well as save the county funds.

On Sunday March 25 in Port Jervis, NY, The Taxpayers of Orange County, a nonprofit group of Orange County citizens advocating for the renovation and reuse of the Rudolph building, is hosting its third and final public forum on the future of the Government Center. For event details visit:  http://www.saveocgc.org/TOC/Events.html

For a good summary of the issue and events surrounding the Government center see:
“Rudolph in Ruins,” The Architect’s Newspaper, March 8, 2012
and
James Russell’s column, Bloomberg News, March 19, 2012