Iconic Modern Building Demolished

In a world of full of disposable commodities and a world filled with lust for the trendy new toy it is no surprise that an iconic school (designed by Charles R. Colbert) which was considered one of the best examples of modern architecture in New Orleans was recently demolished. The World Monuments Fund placed the structure on its World Monuments watch list in 2009 along with the ruins of Machu Picchu to no avail.  We just can’t seem to learn our lesson about preserving our iconic buildings!  Check out the article here.

In it's Hay Day -- PHILLIS WHEATLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Being Demolished -- PHILLIS WHEATLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL


Penn Station – Photo of the Day

“Any city gets what it admires, will pay for, and, ultimately, deserves. Even when
we had Penn Station, we couldn’t afford to keep it clean. We want and deserve
tin-can Architecture in a tinhorn culture. And we will probably be judged not by
the monuments we build but by those we have destroyed.”
- “Farewell to Penn Station,” New York Times editorial, October 30, 1963

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