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WWL: Historic Preservation
Where We Live - with John Dankosky
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11/12/2009
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The middle of the 20th century saw a building boom in Connecticut - and the spread of an iconic architectural style

 

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The middle of the 20th century saw a building boom in Connecticut – and the spread of an iconic architectural style.

Modern architecture in Connecticut ranges from the small-scale work of the “Harvard Five” – a group of architects who brought a new style to the suburban landscape of New Cannan – to prominent office structures, like the Pirelli building on New Haven’s Long Wharf.

Today, Where We Live, we’ll talk with CPTV’s Diane Smith about her new documentary “Living Modern in Connecticut” – exploring the history of modern architecture in the state, and what we’re doing to preserve some of our most important modernist buildings.

And we'll hear about an initiative by the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation to save some of our oldest structures - Connecticut barns.


 
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Historic Preservation

Thank you for the show today about historic preservation. We recently moved to Connecticut from out West and I've felt very alone in my love for mid-century modern architecture/furniture etc. My husband heard the show on his way to work and alerted me to listen. Maybe now he'll be convinced to visit the glass house with me. I wanted to call in to "represent", but with two young boys running around that's just too much pressure!

I will pull the t.v. out tonight to watch Living Modern In Connecticut.

Thank you again,

Kelly

p.s. I love old barns too ;0)

Living Modern in Connecticut

Check out the current exhibition Aggregate at the Westport Arts Center in Westport, CT

which is up until November 22, 2009. 

More info at http://www.westportartscenter.org/ev?genre=art#09vaaggregate

More images of modernist + brutalist buildings in Connecticut and New York are

on my website at http://360.a-kornfeld.com

Feel free to send me comments

Aggregate

Andreas,

This is great!  Thank you so much for the link...