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Old Posted Aug 2, 2018, 8:16 AM
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AT&T Building Landmarked!!!

Hands off my Johnson!!!

I'm pleased to announced our efforts to landmark Philip Johnson and John Burgee's iconic AT&T building in NYC have paid off in less than a year!

From Dezeen:

Filmmaker Nathan Eddy (that's me), who organised a petition and protest in November 2017 – a week after Snøhetta's plans were revealed – described the news as "an astonishing and marvelous victory".

MORE importantly:

It could also mark a major step in recognising other works built in the controversial style.

"Many examples of postmodern buildings have been threatened with demolition in recent years. Others in the US include Helmut Jahn's James R Thompson Center in Chicago, which Eddy also campaigned to save by creating a movie about the government building."

Thanks to everyone who signed the petition and otherwise supported our efforts, now let's get back to saving Jahn's Thompson Center!

Hands off my Thompson!
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On a side note is it just me or do ATT buildings in most cities look like absolute garbage?
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Yay! Now if we could just do something about 270 Park Avenue. Hands off my De Blois!
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Woooo! This tower is a beauty, so glad to see it landmarked.
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great news

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Oh thank God


Thank you so so much for this wonderful news. I'm so happy!

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Yay! Now if we could just do something about 270 Park Avenue. Hands off my DuBlois!
Amen to this. If Chase is adamant that they need a new tower they should honestly just build one on the rear podium portion of the site facing Madison Ave.
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Old Posted Aug 7, 2018, 8:27 AM
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On a side note is it just me or do ATT buildings in most cities look like absolute garbage?
No, it’s not just you. It’s me too. #metoo
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