Paul Rudolph“s canopies in Sarasota saved
by Paul Rudolph, Sarasota, US, 1959-1960
After days of deliberation and negotiation, Ringling College/Sarasota Museum of Art (SMOA) and the Sarasota Architectural Foundation (SAF) announced a compromise regarding the fate of Paul Rudolph“s canopies from the 1950“s at Sarasota High School (Florida). Under the agreement, about 30 feet of canopy that blocks access to space between the brick schoolhouse, Building 41, and Sarasota High’s Building 42 will be removed. This will provide access to the rear of Building 41 for construction trucks, and, after the new SMOA buildings opens, caterers, loading operations and emergency vehicles. The solution will distinguish the Sarasota community, Ringling College and the museum,” SAF board member Dan Snyder said.
[Text adapted from the Herald Tribune article: link]