Monday, March 28, 2011

Fw: WMF Nomination Form ARENA

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From: Rob Pfaffmann <>
Date: Mon, 28 Mar 2011 22:28:55
To: robadmin Home<>
Subject: WMF Nomination Form ARENA

Thanks to Hal Hayes, who has been working in NYC on the TWA Terminal and brought this opportunity to our attention. The nomination text is a quick rework of earlier writing by Rob & Jeff for DOCOMOMO Rotterdam 2008 and the HRC nomination 2010.

We will fight this till the wrecking ball swings (Senator Ferlo we are ready to join you even without the Sphinxes ;)

"Pittsburgh: the Crucible of Modernism"
If we lose this fight, we will make sure those responsible for this loss are well documented on the web for posterity and future political campaigns. Like the Syria Mosque (still a parking lot we might add in the hottest real estate in the region), it will become our Pennsylvania Station.

We will then use this as the rallying cry for "Pittsburgh Moderns" a chapter of DocomomoUS that will fight on for Pittsburgh's modernist buildings not as curated objects but as useful and inspirational parts of 21st century Pittsburgh.

We will not forget.

Rob Pfaffmann, AIA, AICP
Reuse the Igloo
and on facebook groups: Reuse the Igloo

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