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In the Media | August 30, 2017 | CityLab.com

An Architectural Rescue Gone Wrong

There was a brief moment when it looked like the vacant Government Center in Orange County, New York, was on its way to a thoughtful restoration—a rare win for advocates of preserving the often-unpopular icons of Brutalist architecture.

Built in 1971 in the village of Goshen, the striking complex is composed of three buildings with 87 roofs; it’s revered for its audacious design and recognized as one of architect Paul Rudolph’s very best public projects.

In the Media | January 09, 2017 | Mainichi Newspaper

Asbestos: A Hidden Hazard in Monuments (Japanese publication)

(Article published in Japanese; summary translated to English) World Monuments Fund embarked on an activity to enlighten local people in a developing country regarding the hazard of asbestos, a substance still widely used in developing countries. WMF utilizes the opportunity to repair historical monuments. It believes that with cultural assets as the subject matter, people’s understanding can be improved on the hazards of asbestos which will lead to a ban of its use.

In the Media | December 23, 2016 | A Daily Dose of Architecture

Restoring Justus van Effen

The 2016 World Monuments Fund/Knoll Modernism Prize was awarded to Molenaar & co. architecten, Hebly Theunissen architecten, and landscape architect Michael van Gessel for the rehabilitaiton of the Justus van Effen complex in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. John Hill writes about the award ceremony and project.

In the Media | November 14, 2016 | Mizzima

World Monuments Fund Helps Expose the Problems of Asbestos

Despite the widespread presence of asbestos in its building inventory, Myanmar has no national regulations or standards regarding the removal of materials containing asbestos. Using our current project at the First Baptist Church in Mawlamyine as a case study, WMF organized a workshop to educate the public about the dangers of asbestos.

In the Media | May 24, 2016 | Conferencia de Obispos Católicos de Cuba

Watch Day: arte y técnica en el reflejo de la noche

Con la visita de la directora del Programa World Monuments Fund para Latinoamérica, España y Portugal, la arquitecta Norma Barbacci, a Santiago de Cuba el 31 de enero de 2016, se comenzó oficialmente el trabajo para la recuperación y salvaguarda de los 12 templos coloniales de la Arquidiócesis de Santiago de Cuba incluidos en la Watch List 2016.

In the Media | April 25, 2016 | Associated Press - ABC News

Nepalese Temple, 4 Other Sites Receive Funding Totaling $1M

World Monuments Fund announced grants on Monday totaling $1 million for five historic sites, including a 16th-century Nepalese temple destroyed in last year's massive earthquake. Monday's announcement comes one year to the day after the Char Narayan temple was decimated by the 7.8-magnitude earthquake, which claimed 9,000 lives, injured 22,000 people and destroyed 600,000 homes.