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Exhibition on Preserving Modern Architecture on View in New York

NEW YORK, NY.- Cities and towns across America routinely demolish their modern architecture, without giving the buildings a chance to be preserved and adaptively restored. Why this happens, and what we can do to save 50 years of modernist architecture, is addressed in Modernism at Risk: Modern Solutions for Saving Modern Landmarks, a traveling exhibition organized by the World Monuments Fund (WMF) and sponsored by Knoll, Inc. Opening on February 17 at the Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place, the exhibition will be on view there through May 1, 2010. A project of WMF’s Modernism at Risk program, the exhibition features large-scale photographs by noted photographer Andrew Moore and interpretative panels on five case studies that explore the role designers and other advocacy groups play in preserving modern landmarks. “For decades the World Monuments Fund has worked to save