It's really sad and unfortunate that Modern Architecture isn't maintained and appreciated for its simplistic forms, forward-thinking ideals, innovation and engineering. It's usually the quietness and efficiency of these structures that gets ignored and over-looked. Someone needs to tell Brad Pitt that Phillis Wheatley Elementary School needs preserving before it's too late. Learning that New Orleans was once a hot bed for Modern Architecture makes me want to travel there even more to document what was and what is now.
The Phillis Wheatley Elementary School has served the historic New Orleans African-American neighborhood of Tremé since it opened in 1955. Celebrated worldwide for its innovative, regionally-expressive modern design – the structure sustained moderate damage during the storms and levee breach of 2005. Although
it is scheduled for demolition in Summer 2011, DOCOMOMO Louisiana is advocating for its restoration via adaptive reuse. "A Plea For Modernism" is narrated by actor Wendell Pierce (“The Wire”, “Treme”).
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Krista Jahnke lives and works in Vancouver, BC and likes to ask