Message - Re: ArchWeek - Saving Modern Moments- in my back yard?

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Posted by  JWmHarmon on November 04, 2002 at 17:02:31:

In Reply to:  ArchWeek - Saving Modern Moments posted by Kevin Matthews on October 23, 2002 at 18:35:20:

Now is the time to start preservation work on "Modern Architecture's" monuments to the building movement. Once they are torn down it will be too late to preserve them, if, in fact, you think they should be preserved.

You may want to join the movement. See any of these sites below.

Do you have any "Modern Architecture" structures in your area of the world? Should we not also preserve those that are significant locally? Do you have any modern architecture that you think is worthy of preserving even if it was not designed by a "name" architect? These buildings are reaching an age when they are vulnerable to destruction by those who want to tear down the old and replace it with something new.

Item 2 of the Eindhoven Statement is a call to action that you can take today!


"DOCOMOMO's main goals are brought together in the Eindhoven Statement which was issued at the conclusion of the founding conference in 1990:..." The statement can be found at this website (see #2 below)

"DOCOMOMO International ("Documentation and Conservation of buildings, sites and neighborhoods of the Modern Movement") is a nonprofit organization founded in 1988..."

"2. Identify and promote the recording of the works of the Modern Movement which will include a register, drawings, photographs, archives and other documents. "

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