Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Progress Toward Saving Riverview

From the Sarasota Herald Tribune:

Article published Sep 15, 2007

Harold Bubil

Making progress on Riverview

The Sarasota Architectural Foundation (SAF) is making progress in its efforts to save Paul Rudolph's Riverview High School from demolition.

The SAF has received "Statements of Qualification" from several prominent international and local teams of architects and developers who may take part in the competition to find an adaptive use for Riverview.

The five finalists will be announced at a reception held by the Paul Rudolph Foundation in New York today. I'm told a world-class Chicago firm is one of them.

Formal proposals are due by Nov. 16; the winner will be chosen by an international jury in Sarasota on Nov. 19.

The School Board's final decision will be made March 15, 2008.

The SAF has raised the $25,000 required to qualify for a matching $25,000 grant from the World Monuments Fund (WMF) to help with the preservation as part of the WMF's "Modernism at Risk" program and its founding sponsor, Knoll.

See also the "Revive Rudolph's Riverview" homepage at the Sarasota Architectural Foundation web site.

The wikipedia entry also gives onformation about this project.

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