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Preserving Paul Rudolph’s Legacy

We were sad to learn that a demolition permit has been pulled for what remains of the landmark Burroughs Wellcome building in Durham, NC, designed by famed modernist architect Paul Rudolph (American, 1918–1997).

Rudolph's homes continue to be highly valued, yet many of his civic and commercial buildings have been severely compromised, threatened and destroyed.

Unfortunately, the Burroughs Wellcome structure is not the only Rudolph-designed building that is currently endangered with the fates of the Niagara Falls Public Library (https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-10-13/the-weird-and-wonderful-library-that-nearly-ruined-its-architect) and Boston's Charles F. Hurley Building (https://www.archpaper.com/2020/02/paul-rudolph-hurley-building-options/) also hanging in the balance.

A petition in support of its preservation: https://www.change.org/p/united-therapeutics-corporation-stop-the-demolition-of-paul-rudolph-s-burroughs-wellcome-building-in-durham-nc.

Architect: Paul Rudolph











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