On Saturday, June 13, 2009 the demolition of the Rudolph designed Riverview High School began. Posted below are a few pictures.
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Riverview High School in Sarasota, FL was designed by Paul Rudolph, world renowned architect. The building is threatened with demolition as the Sarasota School Board looks at options for updating the Riverview campus. It is hoped that by publicizing the potential destruction of the significant building a way can be found to save it.
By Tiffany Lankes
Published: Friday, May 22, 2009 at 1:00 a.m.
It is almost time for Riverview High School students and staff to move into their new building, making way for the bulldozers to demolish the old classrooms. But first, a proper send-off for the 50-year-old original campus.
The school is welcoming alumni, former staff and community members to tour the old campus for the last time this weekend before it finishes its move June 4. The old buildings will be demolished over the summer.
The move brings an end to a years-long drama in which architecture activists protested the School Board's plan to tear down the old buildings. They were designed by renowned architect Paul Rudolph and are considered a prime example of the Sarasota school of architecture he founded.