Demolition Threat: Paducah City Hall
Demolition Threat: Paducah City Hall
DATE: 0/0/0
Construction of City Hall in Paducah, Kentucky, designed by Edward Durrell Stone, was completed in 1965. Well-planned and well-designed building serving its function constantly for  half a century is now in danger of being torn down for a new one. Two of characteristic features of this mid-century modern masterpiece – canopy and vertical floor-to-ceiling windows are especially endangered as the building does not meet modern seismic standards. Rust, cracks and concrete falling from the canopy can be seen around the building,  however recent study showed that renovation work instead of demolishing the building for the new one, will be not only less expensive but also will not change the precious exterior. 
The authorities are still uncertain about the building future, that is why it is so urgent to act before the effects of deterioration will unable any renovation work on this prime example of Modern Movement built heritage from the 1960’s. docomomo International would like to raise awareness for this case and express its full support to the social initiative conducted by Paducah-McCracken Growth Inc. group acting against the demolition of aforementioned building, in struggle of preserving its integrity for the future generations.

You can help to save this building by signing the petition: website.