The shuttered, Eero Saarinen-designed Bell Laboratories (1957-1962) sited on 472 acres in Holmdel, New Jersey, continues to generate attention from national preservation groups following an April 2008 charette and subsequent publication.
Designed by Tony Smith, Theodore van Fossen, and Laurence Cuneo, it stands as an early example of Organic-Modernist architecture. Unfortunately, the site is imminently threatened by sale and likely redevelopment.
Inspired by the rooftop garden at Rockefeller Center in New York City, industrialist Henry Kaiser hired the landscape architecture firm of Osmundson & Staley to design a garden atop the parking garage next to his company’s headquarters in downtown Oakland, California.
A pioneer in the field of Modern landscape architecture, Lawrence Halprin designed and executed the plans for Manhattan Square Park as part of downtown Rochester’s urban renewal during the early 1970s.