Tiny Feature Saturday’s – A Plea For Modernism

Architecture is arguably the worlds most awe inspiring artistic medium.  It is why I never tire of New York City. But so many folks tend to think that modern architecture is not as worthy of preservation.  This week on TFS we feature a video by Even Mather who tells the story of The Phillis Wheatley Elementary School.  As the vimeo page states…

“The Phillis Wheatley Elementary school has served the historic New Orleans African-American neighborhood of Tremé since it opened in 1955. Celebrated worldwide for its innovative, regionally-expressive modern design – the structure sustained moderate damage during the storms and levee breach of 2005. Although it is scheduled for demolition in Summer 2011, DOCOMOMO Louisiana is advocating for its restoration via adaptive reuse.”

If you are interested, there is information on how to help in the video credits.



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