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Paul Rudolph–Designed Brutalist Building Can Be Renovated, Judge Rules

A New York State Supreme Court judge has ruled that the Orange County Government Center in Goshen, NY, can be revamped and overhauled, despite its historical value as a Brutalist building designed by architect Paul Rudolph, according to the New York Times' Robin Pogrebin.

Chair of the architecture department at Yale University from 1958 to 1964, Rudolph famously designed the school’s art and architecture building, and taught students including Norman Foster and Richard Rogers.

Hoping that Rudolph’s concrete space could be repurposed and kept largely intact, three opponents of the renovation had sued the county, asserting that it was a waste of taxpayer currency. They’ve now filed an appeal. Steven M. Neuhaus, an Orange County executive, said, “It is my hope that this delay will not impact the bid prices.”

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